Britbox, stylized as BritBox is a UK-based online digital video subscription service operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and ITV PLC. Its main viewing streams are centered on British video content such as British television series and movies, mainly past and current series and films from the main public broadcasting services of the UK (BBC, Channel 4, and Channel 5)
The Britbox online digital video service operates in the United Kingdom and four other countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. It was announced in 2016 in America and was launched the following year, in March 2017.
Subsequently, it was launched in Canada in 2018, and took over Australia’s television in 2020, before launching in South Africa in 2021.
Britbox South Africa was officially launched in August 2021. Immediately after its launch, it stormed South African homes with its classic British shows, British movies and series, and British comedies like the famous and classic Mr. Bean played by Rowan Atkinson, for example. Other films and series famous on Britbox South Africa include Black Adder, Only Fools, and Horses, as well as crime comedies and thrillers like Professor T, Line of Duty, and A Confession amongst other TV shows and movies.
Britbox in South Africa has appeared in the South African media to satisfy the “view appetite” of potential binge-watchers. With over 2 million subscribers from the United Kingdom, North America (the US and Canada), and Australia, Britbox extended their classic UK shows to South Africa.
On the launch of Britbox in South Africa, Britbox International’s new markets launch director Neale Dennett said:
“We are really excited to be bringing Britbox into South African homes and are confident viewers are going to love our programming, which offers a mixture of brilliant classic and contemporary content, plus the biggest collection of British box sets, all in one place.”
Now, South African britboxers can get thrilled and get glued to their screen watching one of the hottest crime thrillers of the 21st century in the UK. Line of Duty. Line of Duty is one of the most popular series on Britbox. South Africans can now watch season 6 of the acclaimed and award-winning British series. Critics have regarded it as the UK’s most viewed drama of the 21st century to date with over 15 million viewers.
Another intriguing crime drama South African binge-watchers can watch is Professor T. This crime drama stars Ben Millier as Professor Jason Tempest.
Britbox South Africa has offered viewers to watch the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana live in a feature-length documentary Wedding of the Century.
Britbox’s launch in South Africa on August 6, 2021, has allowed potential viewers to sign-up for a seven-day free trial where they can explore Britbox’s new launch titles, including hundreds of top-drawer family favorites such as Midsomer Murders, Keeping Up Appearances, Fawlty Towers, Poldark, Inspector Morse, and other thrillers, including family dramas and comedies.
South African binge-watchers can enjoy watching Britbox via the website Britbox.com on Android devices, iOS devices Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, and LG Smart TV. Britbox users can enjoy a week of free trial and sign up at R99,999 per month or R999,99 annually (12 months) and register for email updates at www.britbox.com.
Britbox is available in South Africa and officially launched on Friday, 6 August 2021.