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BritBox British TV in the U.S.
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:16:39 PM »
BBC Worldwide and ITV Launch Subscription Video-On-Demand Service Delivering Largest Collection of British Programming Available to U.S. Audiences
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NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a service truly fit for a queen. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster, today launch BritBox, a new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service with the most comprehensive collection of British television, across all genres, available anywhere in the U.S. With thousands of hours of programming at launch the majority exclusive, and many new shows added weekly the service features U.S. premieres of highly sought-after shows; a "Now" category, which serves up British soaps and other programs as soon as 24-hours after UK broadcast; and a treasure-trove of iconic
series that have made the BBC and ITV the world's foremost producers of television content.

About BritBox
BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. Created by two British content powerhouses BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps available a day after they air in the UK.  BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites on web, mobile, tablet and connected TV's.  AMC Networks is an investor in BritBox.

BritBox subscribers can expect:
BritBox has the complete library of, and is the exclusive home to, the incredible adventures of Sharpe, starring the award-winning and highly-acclaimed actor Sean Bean set during the Napoleonic wars of 19th century Spain. 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bbc-worldwide-and-itv-launch-subscription-video-on-demand-service-delivering-largest-collection-of-british-programming-available-to-us-audiences-300419474.html


https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/07/bbc-itv-britbox-streaming-service-launch/






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Re: BritBox British TV in the U.S.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 10:49:48 AM »
On BritBox, Dead GAME OF THRONES Actors Never Die
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As we get ready to set sail on the final voyage of the good ship Game of Thrones, it's time to think back to all the characters we lost. And we lost a lot of them. There's probably an hour-long video out there just of all the people who've died on screen. And season eight will likely kill off a fair few more before it's all said and done. Sad. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody isn't dead.

Thanks to this hilarious Cheers-theme spoof from streaming service BritBox, which we're exclusively debuting, all your favorite Thrones actors are alive and well...and smiling way more than they did in Westeros.

Sean Bean alive?! Is that even legal? It's oddly heartwarming to see actors like Rose Leslie, Lena Headey, and Aidan Gillen smiling. What are these strange shows where the the worst things don't happen to everybody? Young and happy Game of Thrones actors is my new favorite thing. And even though the video has a few actors whose characters (*spoilers*) haven't died yet, it's not unheard of that they will before the end.

For those unaware, BritBox is the streaming service co-founded by the BBC and ITV, the UK's big two television networks. It's the home of classic British television like Poirot, Blackadder, and Fawlty Towers. They even have the entire extant archive of classic Doctor Who episodes. There definitely are a lot of murder mysteries on there, so as the song says, you might see some Game of Thrones people die a different way. But not Sean Bean! He lives forever!
 
https://nerdist.com/article/game-of-thrones-still-alive-britbox-cheers-spoof/

Spring Is Coming on BritBox...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_PgurMNNtY

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Re: BritBox British TV in the U.S.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 03:57:42 PM »
I didn't see Extremely Dangerous when I looked through all the offerings on Britbox recently. Must add it to my watch list now! :thumbsup:

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Re: BritBox British TV in the U.S.
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 06:58:50 PM »
Extremely Dangerous is one of my favourite things of Sean's; up there with Legends and Sharpe. And Essex Boys. Yeah, I know he played a jerk in Essex Boys, but he pulled it off fantastically.