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Two British Broadcasters to Launch a Streaming Service as Netflix Rival

BritBox already exists in the United States and Canada. For a monthly $7 fee, the service provides North American viewers access to a range of vintage British TV series such as Absolutely Fabulous. Despite relying on existing series, the service has been fairly successful, currently with more than 500,000 subscribers. – Natasha Bach, Fortune » https://ift.tt/2TanN4H

‘Friends’ Tops List of U.K.’s Most Popular Streaming Shows

Compiled by British media watchdog Ofcom, and based on a survey of 2,500 viewers, the list saw Friends – which was added by Netflix in January and is also broadcast daily on Comedy Central in the U.K. – have twice as many episodes streamed in the first three months of 2018 that its nearest rival, Amazon’s Jeremy Clarkson-fronted motoring show The Grand Tour. Netflix’s multi-million dollar and Emmy-winning original, The Crown, meanwhile, came in third.- Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2vUeyat

The UK is getting an all-game show streaming service

The service will be limited to the UK at launch, but the team hopes to expand it internationally with France and Northern Europe offering attractive markets going forward. While IQTV will host already established titles initially, in the future, there may be interest in developing original shows for the platform, Henwood told Deadline. The service will cost £3.49 (approximately $4.80) and will also launch with an app that will allow viewers to play along with the shows. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget http://ift.tt/2GXiFXc

BritBox Steals March On SVOD Rivals With Vera Deal

[BritBox], which is priced at $6.99 per month, is also launching more than 100 Christmas specials in December and is simulcasting a number of shows for the first time. It will air a range of comedies, period dramas and entertainment series across the month. It also will near-simulcast The Queen’s Christmas Message, an annual UK tradition; Carols From Kings Event; as well as air holiday specials of BBC One soap EastEnders and ITV soap Coronation Street on Christmas Day. Other titles available include Dickensian, Inside No. 9, The Hairy Biker Christmas Party, French & Saunders Christmas Specials, Upstart Crow and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/Q5bW1X
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