An assessment by the regulator Ofcom has found there is not a significant risk that the BBC’s involvement in Britbox would change the relationship with its public service activities.
ITV and BBC have signed an agreement that will see the launch of their joint streaming service Britbox in the UK during the fourth quarter.
BT is reportedly in talks to join the shareholders in Britbox, the UK version of the streaming service being launched by ITV and the BBC.
Britbox, the ITV-BBC Netflix killer, is on course for launch later this year.
The BBC and ITV are in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership to launch a streaming SVOD service to rival Netflix.
BritBox – the joint venture between BBC Studios and ITV – has now signed 500,000 subscribers in the United States and Canada.
Britbox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, is now available on Amazon Channels in the US.
BBC Worldwide and ITV are to partner for a new subscription video on demand service for the US market.