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New BritBox streaming service launches to give viewers the best of British TV


If you’re a fan of British drama and comedy – we have great news. An all-new streaming service called BritBox has just launched in Australia which puts the best of British TV in one place.

BritBox has landed in Australia following a partnership between BBC Studio and ITV after successful launches in the US, Canada and the UK.

The content for Australian BritBox subscribers has been specially curated to include classic and contemporary British series along with exclusive and premiere titles which span crime, drama, comedy and mystery.

The BritBox service is accessible through an app which will run on smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.

BritBox is available to view via web, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Chromecast, Apple TV (4th gen and newer), Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, Telstra TV, and Fetch.

And what better day to launch BritBox in Australia than on November 23 – also globally known as Doctor Who day.

In fact, BritBox is the only place you can watch the entire series which runs from 1963 all the way from the first Doctor, William Hartnell, all the way through Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, David Tenant, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester McCoy and all the way through to 2019 with Jodie Whittaker who became the first female Doctor.

Also available on the service are new shows like the reboot of All Creatures Great and Small and the newly commissioned satire comedy Spitting Image which returns after a 20-year hiatus.

Other new content will include exclusive crime drama A Confession starring Martin Ferguson and Imelda Staunton as well as Appropriate Adult starring Emily Watson and Dominic West.

Also available are complete seasons of Vera, Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren, Shakespeare and Hathaway, Father Brown, Victoria and Lewis.

Other content available first on BritBox will include Murder on the Blackpool Express, lifestyle show Your Home Made Perfect, Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar – a fictional mystery about crime writer Agatha Christie and The Mallorca Files which will become available in December.

And there are lot of old favourites to enjoy like Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson), Blue Planet, Planet Earth (Sir David Attenborough), Kingdom (Stephen Fry), The Vicar of Dibley (Dawn French), The Office (Ricky Gervais), Top Gear, Luther (Idris Elba), Absolutely Fabulous (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) Midsomer Murders and Black Adder.

“Our aim is to be the place to discover hidden gems or find your new favourite series. We’ve delved into the rich catalogues of BBC Studios and ITV to deliver thousands of hours of classic and contemporary mystery, crime, drama and comedy titles for launch,” says BritBox country manager in Australia Moira Hogan.

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“This is just the start, with plenty more favourite British series, territory premieres, exclusives and originals to be released on BritBox each month.

“BritBox will also be the home to a variety of recently and previously broadcast series that viewers may have missed the first time around, now available for streaming on demand all in the one place.

“Australians have an affinity for British television and the launch of BritBox in Australia is a unique opportunity to tap into this passion and nostalgia.

“:We look forward to firmly establishing ourselves with Australian streaming audiences.”

BritBox is priced at $8.99 a month or $89.99 for a 12-month subscription after a 7-day introductory trial.