The BBC-ITV-back streamer launches as 25 movies from the FilmFour collection are added to the streamer. Britbox carries content from across the UK public broadcasters; the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
All episodes of ITV’s new Sunday night drama The Singapore Grip have been placed in the BritBox library following the debut of the first part of the new drama last night (Sunday).
Alistair Thom, CEO of Freesat commented, “2020 has been a huge year for Freesat with the release of our new set top boxes and the welcoming of new content partners to the platform. The launch of BritBox promises even greater programming choice and we cannot wait to bring its mix of the best of British TV to our customers as we’re sure that it will resonate significantly with them.
Tom Price, BritBox’s Director of Commercial and Financial Planning added; “We’re delighted to be adding Freesat to the wide range of set top boxes, Smart TVs and streaming sticks supported by our service which now includes over 20 million devices in addition to web and mobile apps.
Political satire Spitting Image will be added this autumn with new episodes especially recorded for Britbox.