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BBC and ITV Join Forces to Take on Netflix in the US

BBC and ITV Join Forces to Take on Netflix in the US

The BBC and ITV are joining forces to launch an ad-free subscription video on demand service providing the ‘best of British TV’, in a bid to rival Netflix in the US.

With the added investment of AMC Networks – which already works with the BBC to produce BBC America – Britbox is set to be released Stateside in the first quarter of 2017. The trio say the service will introduce Americans to never-before-seen British TV, while also having a catch-up section to watch soaps and series 24 hours after airing in the UK and providing British classics such as Inspector Morse, Keeping Up Appearances and Fawlty Towers.

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