BBC and ITV launch new streaming service BritBox

Britbox branding

In a bid to take on Netflix and Amazon Prime, BBC and ITV have teamed up to launch BritBox in the UK. The new streaming service will consist of old programmes from the channels, as well as new material. What it won't have is the latest shows, which will still be available for catch-up via BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub. 

As of yet, there is no information on how much this service will cost, although the announcement said the pricing would be "competitive". The service is already available in Canada and the US, but people in the UK are already wondering why they should pay for this content when they already pay a licence fee. 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.