BBC set to launch Britflix rival to Netflix after John Whittingdale approves subscription streaming

A White Paper on the future of the BBC, unveiled on Thursday, called on the corporation to develop “some form of additional subscription services” over the coming years, which ministers suggested could pave the way to the corporation adopting a mixed model of both license fee funding, as well as additional, paid-for services. […] A similar collaboration between British broadcasters, known as Project Kangaroo, was blocked by competition regulators in 2009, over fears that it would stifle competition. However, many in the industry now see that decision as shortsighted, as it has allowed American giants to establish a powerful foothold in the online subscription television market. – Patrick Foster, The Telegraph