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BBC and ITV’s BritBox streaming service launches in the UK

With the popularity of British TV shows in the US, the launch of the BritBox streaming service in 2017 was an attempt by UK broadcasters to cash in on the streaming wave. ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 banded together to offer content through a single BritBox subscription, though it was originally only available on the other side of the pond. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that the service was finally coming to the UK, and now it’s arrived.

The catalogue of content available through the UK version of the service is different from that available in the US, though both suffer from a dearth of the most popular shows. Shows available through the UK service include standard fare like Downton AbbeyGavin & Stacey and Broadchurch, although notably absent are well-known shows like Planet EarthThe Great British Bake-Off or the modern series of Doctor Who

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