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.
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.