BritBox heads to Samsung TVs, Freeview Play and YouView
Staff Reporter | On 01, Oct 2019
With BritBox looming on the horizon, those tempted by the prospect of the BBC and ITV’s subscription streaming platform dedicated to British TV have three questions: What will be on it? How much will it cost? And where can you get it?
The price has already been confirmed as £5.99 a month, and the first glimpse of the service’s is now available, with the site launching in beta testing this weekend. Now, Britbox is tackling the third question, inking its first deals with a wave of distributors.
A partnership has been confirmed with Samsung, which will see the BritBox app hosted on Samsung Tizen TVs from launch onwards.
Guy Kinnell, Vice President of TV & AV Samsung Electronics UK Ltd says: “We have an ongoing commitment to provide the greatest experience to our customers, including offering the best range of apps currently available. BritBox provides a new way to access the best of British content exactly whenever they want.”
An agreement with Freeview Play will see BritBox rolling out on the UK’s fastest growing TV platform. Through this distribution partnership, the BritBox app will be available on Freeview Play TVs from a wide range of manufacturers, including Sony, Digihome, JVC, Logik, Luxor, Polaroid, Techwood, Toshiba and more.
Owen Jenkinson, Marketing Director, Freeview says: “Our viewers love great British TV, so BritBox is a fantastic addition to the Freeview line up, providing extra options to top up on the best of free TV they already enjoy via the nation’s biggest TV platform.”
YouView set-top boxes will also be hosting the BritBox app by the end of 2019, making the new streaming service accessible to millions of additional households across the nation.
BritBox will also be available via web, IOS and Android mobiles and tablets. Indeed, all three of these are where the beta version of the site can currently be accessed. Additional distribution deals are expected to be announced in the future.