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Britbox UK - UK SVoD Platform.

£5.99 per month - Platform now live.

SE
Square Eyes Founding member
The pre-programme ident 'Britbox presented by BBC' appears to be showing for all content, even when it's ITV.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Lumley's Japan is coming up 'ITV'
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Must be my device then. That comes up as BBC as well.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
For reference - BT FTTC using Chrome on MS PC.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Just tried Cold Feet and it says ITV.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
One issue seems to be the length of time it takes to sync the streams up to HD, unlike the iPlayer (on virtually all platforms) Britbox (at least the web version via Google and iPad Safari versions) seems sluggish in deciding that the connection has the bandwidth and stability to ramp up to the maximum deliverable stream quality. It's noticeable. I think that the delivery mechanism adopts the original technique of ramping up in small increments, rather than the more modern sawtooth technique of taking large increments up and then taking small steps, getting there quicker. Several programmes have taken 5+ seconds to get to HD. Something the iPlayer now does virtually instantly on all platforms.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The load up continues at a pace, ITV classics Brideshead and Jewel in the Crown now available. More factual too, all Cox's material pre Planets is now available. I'd encourage people to at least try it for the trial period, perhaps in a fortnight to see what's on offer. The quality of much of the old stuff will be interesting to see.

9 days later

LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I've got Britbox to work on the Shield using a workaround where I sideloaded Firefox for TV.
IN
Interceptor
Any sign of Classic Doctor Who on there? That'd probably be enough to get me to bite.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Nothing Doctor Who, there yet, and somewhat concerning me, the flow of new 'factual' and documentary programming into the service has stalled, whereas drama and comedy seems to still be added at a pace.

EDIT - Just got the iOS app, works well on iPad. Still waiting for AppleTV version.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 13 October 2019 11:07pm
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Brtibox's AppleTV app is imminent. Being trailed in the App Store for iOS and iPadOS but currently not catalogued on tvOS.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Brtibox's AppleTV app is imminent. Being trailed in the App Store for iOS and iPadOS but currently not catalogued on tvOS.


Arrived overnight, video seeming a tad on the ‘soft’ side but it’s a very good facsimile of the website. It is of course what the lamented BBC Store should have aimed for in it’s incarnation.

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