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BBC and ITV streaming service BritBox launches and confirms price plans

Coming later this year

The BBC and ITV have joined forces for a rival streaming service that’s expected to take on Netflix.

BritBox is set to launch later this year, showing the best programmes from both networks.

BritBox is set to launch later this year (Credit: BritBox)

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The service has also had its costs confirmed.

Both networks will open up their archive of owned content to BritBox viewers.

For £5.99 per month for the basic package, the joint venture will be the place to view shows recently broadcast on ITV and BBC including Love Island, Famalam, Cleaning Up and Gentleman Jack as well as bringing home iconic shows such as Gavin & Stacey, Victoria, Happy Valley, Broadchurch, Les Miserables, The Office and Benidorm.

BritBox claims that the service costs ‘less than other streaming services’ such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Classic shows like Broadchurch will be shown on the service (Credit: ITV)

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The new service’s basic plan costs £5.99 but has add-ons that cost more.

A standard plan, which includes HD viewing and allows you to watch on two screens simultaneously, costs £8.99.

Elsewhere, a premium plan, which includes Ultra HD and allows you to watch on four screens simultaneously, costs £11.99.

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Happy Valley is also set to feature (Credit: BBC)

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Carolyn Hall, CEO of ITV, said: “ITV and BBC have made, and continue to make, the programmes that both reflect and shape British culture and creativity.

“We now look forward to working together to launch the largest collection of British boxsets ever – bringing the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place.”

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