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Britbox UK - UK SVoD Platform.

£5.99 per month - Platform now live.

LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Jake posted:
A lack of platform availability kills it for me at launch. I have Sky Q, Android TV and a PS4 connected to my TV and it's available on none of them. Not even Chromecast functionality in the app.

It is however the sort of subscription I would consider getting to share with other family members. Are there any details about number of concurrent users/profiles?


I managed to get Britbox working on the Shield (Android TV based) by sideloading Firefox for TV using Aptoide. It's not perfect, but at least I can watch on a tv, but I'd use the Chromecast feature if they ever get round to it or an Android TV app.
NL
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Here's a link to every show / film available on Britbox at launch.

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2019-11-07/britbox-films-tv-available-stream-launch/

In terms of brand new content they have an Australian drama series 'Lambs of God' and are premiering 2 new episodes of Midsomer Murders.


Most of which are available on GOLD, Iplayer, ITV Hub, Talking Pictures and Film 4


Are you going to sign up or are you just going to pick holes in the offering?


I'm just making an observation. I'm not signing up neither am I picking holes.
JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
Promo that premiered on ITV tonight.

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
See they've nabbed all the Downton Abbey series too today, which will be a significant driver to the platform. It's still lacking a load of documentaries at present, I'd really like to see all the BBC OU science BBC FOUR programming appear fairly soon.
JO
Jonwo
I wonder if future Channel 5 programme will go to Britbox once it's done the 30 day period on My5 or will it depend on each programme and what deal they made for streaming.
JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Still no Fire Stick support.

Heads need to start rolling...
OFCOM's queen bitch
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
First Comedy Central title on Britbox (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store)

The Drama and Comedy sections really are impressive now on the service, Documentaries still regrettably weak and relying on celebs travelogues to form the bulk of the content in that Genre.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 15 November 2019 10:22pm
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
A strange one, A BAFTA production has appeared now, a talking heads film discussion interview series.

So we have

ITV,
BBC,
Channel 5,
Comedy Central,
A collection of films whose communality I have yet to work out
and BAFTA

as active participants

with
Channel Four

Pending.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I've been trialling this and there's aspects about it in these early days that annoy me. The Royle Family is using those horrible fake episode titles that make it sound like some bad American sitcom ('Bills, Bills, Bills', 'Making Ends Meet', 'Another Woman?' etc). Also there are a few shows that I know should be in widescreen but are using 4:3 copies (e.g. later series of Vicar of Dibley).

And of course the big one… it doesn't support 50p so everything gets a film look. But at least it uses the phrase 'series' and not 'season'!

I'm not really a user of streaming services, their content just doesn't interest me (I have enough on live & recorded TV and YouTube to watch anyway) and I tend to prefer getting DVD/BD versions of stuff I have more than a passing interest in, but I'd be willing to take another look at Britbox in the future when the selection gets wider and hopefully they might get some rarer stuff in.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
I've been trialling this and there's aspects about it in these early days that annoy me. The Royle Family is using those horrible fake episode titles


That annoys me on Keeping Up Appearances with the generic "SERIES 1 EPISODE 1" name. However I think they're the same as the BBC DVD version?
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
And of course the big one… it doesn't support 50p so everything gets a film look.


That's one of the really big annoyances about most streaming services, and one of the reasons why they're not yet a suitable replacement for DVD/Blu-Ray or broadcast TV.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I've been trialling this and there's aspects about it in these early days that annoy me. The Royle Family is using those horrible fake episode titles



That annoys me on Keeping Up Appearances with the generic "SERIES 1 EPISODE 1" name. However I think they're the same as the BBC DVD version?

Hmm, well that’s different - it appears that Keeping Up Appearances did have episode titles originally, but Britbox doesn’t use them. Whereas The Royle Family’s first three series never had episode titles originally, they seem to have been made up years later by someone else (hence why they seem really out of place). How weird!


As long as there’s a description underneath the episode number I don’t see the problem with a show not using episode titles.

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