BritBox debuts in Oz with ‘Blackadder’, ‘Dr Who’, ‘Poldark’

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has launched in Australia. The streamer offers viewers “the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand”, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching on 23 […]

TBI Weekly: What comes after the streaming revolution?

Covid-19 has accelerated a swathe of trends that were already apparent across the business prior to the pandemic, none more so than the ongoing – and industry-changing – transition towards global streaming services.  However, as exec moves and organisational streamlining continues at breakneck speed, what will happen once the dust settles on the current restructuring (particularly in the […]

Amazon hires ex-BritBox chief Soumya Sriraman to lead US channels business

Amazon has hired BritBox’s recently departed president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman to oversee its channels business in the US.  She becomes the US head of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which operates access to networks including Starz, Showtime, HBO and Starz among numerous others, and replaces Daniel Brown, who had held the role for […]

BritBox appoints Emily Powers to lead streamer in North America

UK content streamer BritBox has named the new chief for its North American operation, replacing the outgoing Soumya Sriraman. Emily Powers, previously SVP and commercial head for BritBox, becomes EVP & head of BritBox for North America, with a remit to lead on all commercial relationships, distribution partnerships, performance marketing and customer retention. Powers will also explore […]

ITV to commission AVOD originals & eyes more BritBox coproductions

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has said the UK commercial broadcaster will start to commission original programming for its AVOD service ITV Hub and has talked up co-production opportunities for its joint venture streamer BritBox. McCall, who has had to steer ITV through a huge revenue drop over the past six months since the pandemic started, […]

BritBox North America president & CEO Soumya Sriraman departs

BritBox president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman is leaving the BBC Studios and ITV joint venture streamer. Sriraman has been in the role since 2017, having previously been VP of franchise and digital enterprises at BBC Worldwide North America, before it became part of BBCS. She will formally depart at the end of […]

ITV, BBC Studios to inject $25m into BritBox Australia

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and BBC Studios (BBCS) are to inject more than A$35m ($25m) into BritBox’s soon-to-launch Australian operation. BBCS and ITV, which revealed in March plans to launch an Aussie version of the British content-focused streamer, will both invest A$17.7m ($12.7m) in the streamer over the next three years. The SVOD service, which […]

ITVS, BBCS outline intention to expand BritBox into 25 countries

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV Studios (ITVS) have said they intend to expand the presence of their joint venture streaming service BritBox around the world. The British content streamer – a 50/50 JV between the two London-based companies – initially launched in the US and Canada in 2017, with an Australian roll-out planned for later […]

BritBox UK reveals first drama slate, with Ridley Scott & Irvine Welsh series

UK streamer BritBox has revealed its first drama slate with the first TV project from Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh and a series from Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free. Five-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Scott Free, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Billy […]

Network 10 exec appointed BritBox Australia chief

Former Network 10 exec Moira Hogan has been appointed as country manager for BritBox when the streaming service rolls out in Australia later this year. The joint BBC Studios and ITV SVOD venture offers a range of popular British TV content and has already rolled out in the US, Canada and the UK. In her […]

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