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BBC Worldwide and ITV to launch new streaming service BritBox

BBC Worldwide and ITV to launch new streaming service BritBox

For $6.99 a month, Americans get access to a plethora of past BBC and ITV-produced series - but the service will also be home to various fresh episodes of British soaps and dramas as little as 24 hours after their United Kingdom broadcast, including "EastEnders", "Emmerdale", "Holby City,"and "Casualty", to start with".

"BBC and ITV are known for a vast array of diverse and award-winning programming that fans in the USA love and want to watch", said BritBox President Soumya Sriraman in a statement.

The service is available on the web, AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile phones and tablets, with Roku and Chromecast compatibility coming "shortly" after launch.

This list of USA subscription video on demand premieres includes comedy/drama "Cold Feet;" buddy cop procedural "New Blood, ;" crime procedural "Silent Witness;" "Tutankhamun", about the discovery of King Tut's tomb; and detective series "The Moonstone".

Along with exclusives, BritBox will also having USA premieres including New Blood from acclaimed writer Anthony Horowitz, and Tutankhamun from BAFTA award-winning writer Guy Burt.

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The service will also include curated playlists such as "Very British Beginnings" (a showcase of actors such as Daniel Craig, Emily Blunt, and James Corden early in their careers), "Best of British Comedy", "Iconic Detectives", and "Literary Adaptations". "There are so many ways in which we can group programing that will make our service different from others in America".

If you have a penchant for British TV shows but happen to live in the US, you'll be delighted to know of a new subscription service that is now available from two of the U.K.'s biggest broadcasters.

The ad-free subscription service starts at $6.99 (£5.75) per month.

Worldwide and ITV have officially launched their British television SVOD service BritBox in the U.S. BBC Worldwide added that while the service will be US-only initially, it has an "ambition" to roll it out to other global markets in the future.

BritBox will be competing with Acorn TV, which has been offering access to a wide range of British TV shows for the lower price of $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

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