BBC’s BritBox Launches in Canada: British TV Streaming at $8.99/Month


There’s a new streaming service in town for Canadians, and it’s called BritBox, offering British TV shows, priced at $8.99 CAD per month.

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BritBox Canada is from BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, and ITV, which is the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster. The joint service will offer “the very finest and largest collection of British TV available in the market today.”

British shows such as Five by Five and Little Boy Blue make their exclusive Canadian premieres, along with drama Maigret, which makes its Canada streaming video on demand premiere.

According to BritBox, Canadians will be able to watch classic shows, while also view new hit series “shortly after their UK broadcast” with the service’s “Now” feature, which includes a variety of genres including shows as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, The Papers, PMQ (Prime Minister Questions), and popular titles Emmerdale, Holby City, and Casualty.

Soumya Sriraman, President, BritBox North America, said in a press release, “We know that Canadians have a deep affinity for British culture and the extraordinary television programs produced in the UK, so launching BritBox in Canada has always been at the top of our list. The fact that we can also, for the first time ever, premiere some of the most popular British programs and big special events such as Trooping the Colour as soon as 24 hours after their UK premiere is – hopefully – the cherry on the sundae.”

BritBox includes a free 7-day trial and content can be streamed on the web, iOS app, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast and Roku. It comes with a free 7-day introductory trial.

BritBox—which has AMC Networks as an investor—launched last spring in the U.S., and has finally made its way north to Canada. Users who signed up for the service in the U.S. will not be able to access their subscription in Canada, says BritBox.


  • Corey Beazer

    Any Top Gear ?

  • Diversity

    This services would be apropriate 150 years ago. Not today. We are trying to erase the cultural genocides and colonial barbarity not bring it back. Never again. Thank goodness for JT to correct the travesties of the past which no one ever did cared about.
    They can keep there colonials plans back in england do not return to Canada. Our future is reconciliation and diversity not colonialism. Never again.

  • Riley Freeman

    the best british shows are the crap shows.

    Ex on the beach is the best thing ever. i cant stop laughing at how dumb everyone is. Plus the fact they dont censor like they do in north america.

    Your face or mine has me cracking up each time.

  • Steve
  • Geeta Dutt

    Love this! So apt!

  • Gary Croxford

    As a Brit living in Canada, I think this is great and a legal way for people to enjoy UK tele.

  • johnnygoodface

    I’m on my 7day trial!

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    I am on the trial. Enjoy watching the new shows that have captioning. Really love to watch those old Doctor Who classic episodes but where are the modern Doctor Who episodes?

  • Learning Solutions

    Crave TV (Bell) have the exclusive rights to the New Who in Canada

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Ahh. We all know that will not last once the contract between CraveTV and the BBC ends. Much like Netflix will lose all the Disney (ABC, LucasFilm and Marvel) movies and TV once their contract is up and Disney has their own streaming service up and running. I prefer one streaming service to having all of these separate services and fees.