So, my colleague and perennial grump Stuart Sweet accused me of slacking off this week. While I’m never one to get between a man and his delusions, I can tell you that Stuart been spending too much time with his cats. I’ve been scouring the world of streaming service providers to keep you updated on the latest developments in this world. Despite Stuart’s protestations, I bring you the latest news from BritBox.
Nearly a year ago today, I first wrote about the BritBox streaming service. Back then, I suggested this might be something Mrs. Buckler might enjoy, given her propensity for all things British TV. Back then, I predicted that this streaming service would be a hit with here and other American viewers. It’s obvious that my prediction is came true. My wife and 249,999 other subscribers in the U.S. and Canada have helped BritBox’s first year be a very successful one, indeed.
Let’s take a look at many of the recent developments from BritBox:
It recently expanded into Canada.
With more than 4,600 episodes, it has the largest collection of British content for streaming.
BritBox has doubled its number of available hours since its launch.
The streaming service premiers at least one key title each week.
It recently has committed to a 50 percent increase in both original and acquired programming for the following year.
BritBox’s U.S. launch occurred on March 7, 2017. The streaming service provider specializes in bringing British TV to the U.S. and Canadian viewers. It’s the co-creation of BBC Worldwide and ITV. The streaming service offers subscribers all the British sitcoms, dramas, and series 24 hours after their UK broadcasts. BritBox is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, PC, Macs, and Chromecast platforms.
Speaking of BritBox, here is everything new coming to the streaming service provide this month:
Happy Birthday BritBox: In a celebration of the streaming service’s birthday, viewers can revisit popular shows including Mum, Broken, and Porridge. Other programs such as QI, Inside No. 9, and Vera are also available. Happy birthday, BritBox!
Escape to The Country: In this BritBox Premiere, the 2018 season continues. Join your favorite house hunters as they travel across the English countryside in search of the perfect country home.
The exclusive U.S. premier of 300 Years of French and Saunders, the popular sketch comedy show hosted by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
This day hosts the U.S. premiere of Gardeners’ World. The program features garden ideas, tips, and advice from experts.
The first episode and U.S. premier of Trauma takes place on this day. It’s a three-part thriller about two fathers whose lives collide when one’s teenage son tragically dies under the hospital care of the other.
Episode two of Trauma has its American exclusive premiere on this date.
Antiques Roadshow gets its BritBox premiere on this day. Join host Fiona Bruce as she and her team travels to various homes to appraise antiques.
Enjoy the BritBox premiere of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This sci-fi movie is based on the best-selling novel by Douglas Adams.
The third and final episode of Trauma comes to its thrilling conclusion.
Seasons 1-19 of Midsomer Murders enjoys its BritBox premiere on this day. The series catalogue airs on 3/30 at 3:33 pm EST in honor of the 333 (fictional) murders that occurred throughout the show’s run.