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Dedicated British TV Streaming Service Britbox Is Now Available in Australia

It's streaming retro and recent series — including 'Doctor Who', 'Luther' and David Attenborough documentaries.
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020

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 now joining the fold as well.

Britbox was already operational in the USA, Canada and, of course, the United Kingdom, but it only launched in Australia on Monday, November 23 — after announcing it was coming to our shores earlier this year. It's a joint collaboration between two English TV networks: the BBC and ITV. They both have a hefty stable of programs up their sleeves, and you can expect retro and recent series.

Think Doctor Who, Absolutely Fabulous, The Office, Blackadder, Pride and Prejudice, Prime Suspect, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean, for instance. There's also Luther, A Confession, and David Attenborough's Blue Planet and Planet Earth. And yes, the list goes on.

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

And price-wise, it's offering a seven-day trial, with subscriptions costing $8.99 per month or $89.99 for a year.

Britbox is now available to stream in Australia via the service's website.

Published on November 24, 2020 by Sarah Ward


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