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yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today [ reason for no 'Inspector Morse' etc. ].....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 08, 2017 10:04AM
....BritBox.....$6.99....British programming.....

......looks like they will have exclusive rights to certain shows like 'Inspector Morse', etc.........


BritBox streaming service brings old & new British TV to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad & web

....If you’re a fan of British TV shows, the BritBox streaming service – launching in the U.S. today – offers access to both old-time classics and brand new series’ for $6.99 per month. You can watch it on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and the web, reports Variety.

The service offers access to shows from both the BBC and the largest commercial broadcast network, ITV. Classic British shows available from BritBox include the original version of The Office, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, Cracker and more.

Current episodes of British dramas and soaps will be available as soon as 24 hours after their UK broadcast. These include EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City and Casualty.

BritBox will be competing with Acorn TV, which has been offering access to a wide range of British TV shows for the lower price of $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

Apple TV has been steadily increasing the number of shows it can offer, most recently through YouTube TV, which offers the big four networks and 39 additional channels for $35/month.



just another streaming service.................?!



Here is the Variety article which has more detail:

BBC and ITV’s BritBox Launches With ‘Fawlty Towers,’ ‘Prime Suspect,’ ‘Absolutely Fabulous’

......BritBox, the streaming child of British media giants BBC Worldwide and ITV, has officially launched stateside.

For $6.99 a month, Americans get access to a plethora of past BBC and ITV-produced series — but the service will also be home to various fresh episodes of British soaps and dramas as little as 24 hours after their U.K. broadcast, including “EastEnders,” “Emmerdale,” “Holby City,” and “Casualty,” to start with. BritBox will feature the U.S. series premiere of dramas “New Blood,” from writer Anthony Horowitz, and “Tutankhamun” from writer Guy Burt, as well as the season premieres of drama favorites “Cold Feet” and “Silent Witness.”

Classic British comedies “Are You Being Served?,” “Fawlty Towers,” and the previously announced “Keeping Up Appearances” are exclusives to BritBox. “Blackadder” with Rowan Atkinson, the original version of “The Office” with Ricky Gervais, “Gavin & Stacey” with James Corden, and cult darling “Absolutely Fabulous” with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, will also be available.

On the mystery side, BritBox will have the exclusive rights to BBC’s “Miss Marple” starring Joan Hickson, “Inspector Morse” with John Thaw, and “Sherlock Holmes” starring Jeremy Brett. Other titles include Helen Mirren’s “Prime Suspect,” Agatha Christie’s “Poirot: The Early Cases” starring David Suchet, “Cracker” with “Harry Potter” star Robbie Coltrane, “Rosemary and Thyme” with Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris, and the premiere of “The Moonstone,” based on Wilkie Collins’s beloved novel.

The service will also have curated playlists like “Very British Beginnings,” which digs up old episodes that feature massive British stars like Daniel Craig and Emily Blunt.

BBC Worldwide and ITV decided to join forces for their American streaming service in December, with AMC Networks — already a partner with BBC Worldwide through its 49.9% ownership in BBC America — taking a minority stake. BritBox will theoretically compete with RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV SVOD service, which since 2011 has offered a fairly wide array of British series like “Poirot” for the price of $4.99 a month, or $49.99 for a year. In October, AMC Networks invested $65 million in RLJ Entertainment.

BritBox launches Tuesday on on responsive web, AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile phones and tablets, and will be available on Roku and Chromecast shortly after launch. And yes, BritBox does have the 1995 “Pride and Prejudice” with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.



more information.........................?!



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Re: yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today.....
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 08, 2017 10:07AM
It's called Colonic Irrigation, darling...
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Re: yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today.....
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: March 08, 2017 11:45AM
Thanks!
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Re: yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 08, 2017 12:03PM
.....mmmmm......???

......Nigella Lawson....??



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Re: yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today [ reason for no 'Inspector Morse' etc. ].....
Posted by: Randalls
Date: March 08, 2017 01:37PM
I would cut cable if I could get the latest Dr. Who, Sherlock and Graham Norton streaming for my wife.
We can get HBO for GOT and I think Showtime streams (Outlander). Then bye bye Comcast.
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Re: yay or yU.K.?!....if you like British shows [ U.K. ] this streaming service launching today [ reason for no 'Inspector Morse' etc. ].....
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: March 09, 2017 07:38AM
Eastenders?

No. Not gonna do it.

Been clean for YEARS now. No mor...

Well, I could just click the link...


Edit: Ohhh... A free 7 day trial...

Edit: I wonder if they have an iOS app?

Edit: They do. But if it's not Chromecast compatible, I'm not REALLY interested.

Edit: I guess I should install it and find out. Just in case somebody asks me.



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