BritBox to Launch in Canada


The SVOD service BritBox, which initially launched in the U.S. in March, is expanding its reach into Canada in early 2018.

The streaming service, operated by BBC Worldwide and ITV, brings with it a range of drama premieres never before seen in Canada, including Five by Five and The Moorside. Several dramas such as Maigret and Broken, along with comedies like Rev and Inside No. 9 will be seen for the first time on SVOD in Canada. BritBox will also feature the season premiere of drama favorite Cold Feet in Canada and the long-running procedural drama Silent Witness.

Soumya Sriraman, the president of BritBox, said: “It has been incredible to see the response to BritBox in the U.S. since its launch earlier this year. Soon Canadians will have the opportunity to access the largest streaming collection of British television available. With select shows offered as soon as 24 hours after their U.K. broadcast, Canadian subscribers will be among the first outside the U.K. to have access to these programs.”