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    BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    Service costs £5.99 pcm (HD multiscreen) and mainly consists of classic series.
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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    in a years time will be shut down, too many subscriptions and services these days. should have partnered with a larger player in the space.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    This really isn't what I was expecting. The Doc & Lifestyle section is barren and lifeless, nothing of any real interest in there. I've signed up for a 30 day trial but promising more things in 6-12 months quite frankly doesn't cut it.

    I can see this going South inside 6 months, too many competing streaming services for similar money with much larger selections.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    The doctor ?????
    I would take the young ones instead.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    Dead in 3yrs.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    I dont see what it's for

    OK if you don't want to pay for a TV license at £12.80 per month, but need old streamed iplayer stuff, I guess £6 per month is OK.

    But it doesnt have recent stuff, and in all honesty, you can pick up box set DVD's for £5 on ebay for the things you realyl miss.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    I can see it surviving.

    It has existed in North America for the last 4 years, providing it in the UK adds little to the operating costs (the hosting and content already exists for the NA market,) so your only costs are for UK payment providers and a bit of advertising up front.

    We're not the target market, just an add on.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    There are a few things from the 90s and early 2000s that haven't appeared on other formats or streaming services (as far as I know), that I'd be interested in watching again if they are present on there.

    I'm not willing to sign up first to find out though, so I've sent them an email with a list of shows asking if they are on it. Even if they are though, I suspect it would only hold my interest for as long as it took to have a run through the shows on the list, so would guess at 3 months at most.

    EDIT: Had an email back, and it was a no. Most of the list consisted of kids shows from the 90s and early 2000s, but they said kids content wasn't part of what they had on there.
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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    Is it categorically stated anywhere that you do not need a TV license to use this service?
    I know its streamed as opposed to broadcast live so no need for a license in that respect , however i would not put it past the BBC to bury somewhere in the terms and conditions that a license is needed.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    If you have a TV licence it makes no sense.
    If you don't have a TV Licence it makes no sense
    Only point is for international licencing, but as half of ITV shows are showing american stuff, again what's the bloomin' point?

    I'm just glad I don't have a tv licence to see my cash being wasted.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    I've given up on streaming and largely TV. There was a sweet spot a few years ago, but it's got confusing and fragmented again. If it's being broadcast on TV then I'll happily acquire it from the most convenient means and watch it at my leisure. Up shot is now I've cancelled all my subscriptions because it was getting silly.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    ROFLMAO - So true. They are their own enemy. Right now, it's all the SJW stuff that has caused us to go hallmark and everything else free we can get instead of netflix (cable killed years ago), which is just SJW across the whole place and in EVERY show they make themselves. That and other issues they refuse to fix such as you still can't adjust fonts, or description box size (tons of wasted space for that info), can't filter whatever you want out, such as ALL NON-english audio (simple checkbox in DB for any filter), or any topic you don't want. For example, not religion, no westerns, anime, LGBT, etc etc. Whatever you are NOT interested in is a SIMPLE checkbox in your profile for that content to be HIDDEN. They refuse to fix/allow changes, so we changed them out...LOL.

    But yeah, at some point they create mass pirates again, which went away to some extent with so much cheap content. Why take time to pirate anything when you get almost everything for $8-12 a month or free via roku/tubi/youtube/crackle etc etc. But the second you make me need 10 channels again as everyone has 2 shows each we want, well, welcome back pirates in mass numbers...ROFL. You do it to yourself by making your product painful to own/purchase at some point and then...Well, people start seeing PAYING as optional. Today that is death, as EVERYTHING is easily available for under $15 a month (maybe $20 where you live), for multiple services (ways to get your data, news servers, private nzb, pvt ddl/forums, torrents etc) and a vpn. They really don't realize this is NOT the time to wage war over exclusive content. Maybe hold up seasons for a year or something, but not making deals for later dates for everything at some point (and announcing it) means welcome back pirates who are far better equipped to get that job done today and quick too (who doesn't have HSI?).

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyspecial View Post
    ROFLMAO - So true. They are their own enemy. Right now, it's all the SJW stuff that has caused us to go hallmark and everything else free we can get instead of netflix (cable killed years ago), which is just SJW across the whole place and in EVERY show they make themselves. That and other issues they refuse to fix such as you still can't adjust fonts, or description box size (tons of wasted space for that info), can't filter whatever you want out, such as ALL NON-english audio (simple checkbox in DB for any filter), or any topic you don't want. For example, not religion, no westerns, anime, LGBT, etc etc. Whatever you are NOT interested in is a SIMPLE checkbox in your profile for that content to be HIDDEN. They refuse to fix/allow changes, so we changed them out...LOL.

    But yeah, at some point they create mass pirates again, which went away to some extent with so much cheap content. Why take time to pirate anything when you get almost everything for $8-12 a month or free via roku/tubi/youtube/crackle etc etc. But the second you make me need 10 channels again as everyone has 2 shows each we want, well, welcome back pirates in mass numbers...ROFL. You do it to yourself by making your product painful to own/purchase at some point and then...Well, people start seeing PAYING as optional. Today that is death, as EVERYTHING is easily available for under $15 a month (maybe $20 where you live), for multiple services (ways to get your data, news servers, private nzb, pvt ddl/forums, torrents etc) and a vpn. They really don't realize this is NOT the time to wage war over exclusive content. Maybe hold up seasons for a year or something, but not making deals for later dates for everything at some point (and announcing it) means welcome back pirates who are far better equipped to get that job done today and quick too (who doesn't have HSI?).
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    ROFLMAO SJW SJW EVERY ALL NON-ENGLISH DB LGBT NOT SIMPLE HIDDEN LOL.

    ROFL PAYING EVERYTHING NOT HSI.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcoleman View Post
    in a years time will be shut down, too many subscriptions and services these days. should have partnered with a larger player in the space.
    The BBC did seem to start to do that. With a number of thier shows ending up on Netflix. Bodyguard for instance can't be shown on Britbox at the moment due to a deal with Netflix for the show. (almost certainly just a timed deal though)

    Not sure if it will close though, i suspect even if it doesn't make prophit in the first few years. They will still keep it going as this is the future of TV. You would also expect that the take up of the platform mabee higher outside of the UK, in regions where the opportunity to watch these shows isn't the same as those of us from the UK. (by all accounts, US has 650,000 subscribers and has been running there for 2 years)

    The BBC does have a question to answer in the future though regarding funding, with investment in Britbox and the likes of Dave. The TV license is really becoming a tougher sell.

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    Re: BritBox streaming service from BBC and ITV launched today

    really doesnt seem worth it in the UK, at least not if you have Virgin/Sky/BT etc.

    With Dave, Gold, Drama etc you already get everything from Dads Army to Last of the Summer Wine, and iPlayer has some cracking stuff on it atm.

    personally with BBC content my opinion is that we have already paid for it, with license fees, since day 1, we should now have access to all of it. This may however, require an increase in license fees to pay for hosting.
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