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A New Streaming Service Dedicated to British TV Is Launching in Australia This Year

Britbox will stream retro and recent series such as 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'The Office', 'Blackadder', 'Harlots' and 'A Confession'.
By Sarah Ward
March 14, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
March 14, 2020
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Disney has its own. Apple has one too. And so does Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. If you're fond of documentaries, you have not one but two local choices. The same applies if you're eager to get viewing for free, especially if you can handle retro flicks and titles that you've never heard of before. And if you're eager to support Australian content, there's one for that as well.

We're talking about streaming platforms, of course. Throw in NetflixStan, Amazon Prime Video, SBS On Demand and ABC iView, and Aussies can't say there isn't anything to watch. That's not an exhaustive list either, because this space just keeps growing — with a new service dedicated to British television shows about to join the fold this year.

Already operational in the USA, Canada and, of course, the United Kingdom, Britbox is a joint collaboration between two English TV networks: the BBC and ITV. They both have a hefty stable of programs up their sleeves — and while exactly what'll be available on the Aussie version of the service hasn't been announced, you can expect retro and recent series such as Absolutely Fabulous, The Office, Blackadder, Harlots and A Confession, based on the titles showcased on the current local website.

Britbox will focus on box sets of UK shows, which means full seasons all there at once ready for audiences to stream. You'll be able to do so via mobile devices, tablets, connected TVs and Chromecast — and via the online site.

Just when Britbox will start streaming in Australia is yet to be revealed, other than than sometime in 2020. Nor has a price as yet, if you're eager to add another platform to your subscriptions.

Britbox is set to launch in Australia sometime in 2020. Visit the streaming service's website to sign up for further updates.

Published on March 14, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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