BritBox - BBC and ITV 'rival' to Netflix

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Lord Camomile, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I didn't know it was a teaser for britbox. Was it advertised as a teaser for britbox?
  2. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    Old BBC content has been available elsewhere for years, on the likes of the BBC owned UKTV with commercials, or on subscription services like Netflix without commercials.

    They are basically just moving stuff from Netflix to Britbox, 90% owned by ITV & 10% by the BBC, and Brixbox will also host content from ITV, C4 & C5. This was planned 10 years ago, but OFCOM stopped it, letting the yanks take-over the market, basically the Brits are now trying to catch-up.

    All BBC profits from UKTV or subscription services, be that Netflix or now Britbox, goes back into making new original content.
  3. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    No, they just announced it was a 'trail' at the time, whilst also working on plans for the UK launch of Britbox, 2+2=4. ;)
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Soon every streaming network will have its own original content only and it will cost a fortune to watch everything you like.

    if only there was a service that bundled them all together in one nifty package you could chop and change.

    something tells me all this ‘cord cutting’ will result in reconnecting the cords once virgin/sky bundle it all back up and deliver it all from one nifty box.

    we’re inevitably going round in one big circle.
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  5. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Yep. I pay for Netflix and Amazon. I want the Disney one.

    I can't afford it, so I may just cancel everything and torrent the fucking lot.
  6. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    i think Disney has just signed to stream on amazon :thumbs:
  7. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    That's just putting the app on Amazon devices, I think. You would have to subscrive.
  8. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Yep. Piracy was on the decrease because Netflix and amazon were affordable but now every Tom dick and Harry is involved, pulling their content from Netflix/amazon and having their own original content as exclusive. Suddenly your £10/£20 a month gets closer to £50 again. Piracy will just increase again. Unlike the music industry the television industry just seems to want to shoot itself in the foot. Especially as revenue from adverts will also decrease as time goes on.

    Just a pointless cycle. bundle/unbundle/go out of business/bundle.

    only ones that will come out of this with the last laugh is probably sky and they know it.
  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I'm not sure if I want to Britbox and chill tbh
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  10. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    There'll be a gradual consolidation of the market over the next few years, and whichever couple of players have the deepest pockets will win. Looking at the marketplace there's a lot of deep pockets involved, so it might stretch on a bit longer than usual.
  11. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Vaguely on topic and couldn't figure anywhere else to put it...

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  12. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I don't know that I could or want to afford the time or the money for Britbox, Netflix etc. Etc. There is just so many things to see and do as it is.
    If I subscribed to anything, it might be this Greatest global cinema on BFI Player
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  13. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Marvelous. I just looked at the free bit and the most popular film is Hedd Wyn.

    I'd subscribe to this but how would I be able to watch them on my telly??
  14. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Is/ was piracy on the decrease? Torrent usage is down, use of Kodi is down but there's been a proliferation of apk/apps for free fims and box sets over the past few years which are more simple to use and despite takedowns other versions pop up. Then theres the steady growth of IPTV services with live TV and boxsets.
  15. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    or read the comics

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  16. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Torrent sites are fucked for sure, or hidden away.

    Streaming sites still doing well and easy to hide with VPN browsers thankfully.
  17. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    one thing about this britbox thingy is it playing to watch Dave..

    how is that going to catch on


    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  19. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    That's disappointing. Despite some of the shows suffering from padding, I liked the Netflix output. Yes, there were references to events and other characters but each functioned as a standalone show. You didn't have to watch all of them.
  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    The problem is, as you mention, the cat and mouse situation. For general people, VPNs and what not to get around the blocks are terminology that still scares people.

    I wouldn't even bother trying to explain to anyone else how to even use the stuff I use (VPNs, Torrents, Sonarr, Radarr Jackett) even my other half, because I know I'm going to be the first person they ask the minute something changes, and I can't be arsed.
  21. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

    I used to think that about water, until I was re-educated. Anyway some of it is very dangerous stuff and could corrupt the innocent, and employing censors is expensive. We need to be protected against the likes of the Chairman

    BritBox: 'inappropriate' classic UK TV shows to be kept off service
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  22. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    Dave is a cable tv station.. where you waste away the hours watching reruns of dads army, only fulls and horse and top gear

    why would i want to spend an extra 5.99 a month to pull this type of stuff on demand

    plus if it 90% itv produced programmes i think i will give it a pass

    althought if they put ant & dec and all the programs featuring Simon Cowell behind a pay wall i'd be a happy man
  23. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Signed up for the month. Took a gander. Load of shit. What's the point? How does a load of old repeats really compete with anything that Netflix or Amazon or Disney have to offer.

    At the least the 'inappropriate classics' might serve to provide some historical purpose, but they've bottled out of making them available (which just serves as another helping of whitewashing UK history and adding to some idea that we've been woke for decades when actually we were still knocking out pretty relentlessly racist and homophobic telly only a couple of decades ago).
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  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Yup most people are happy with apps that are simple , quick, not liable to be shut down and dont need updating or even installing.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Firstly my 'wut' was because I could not make head nor tail of what you were getting at (look again at what you actually wrote).
    Secondly is that really Dave's output these days? I mostly see new content when I look at the schedule (admittedly rarely).
    Also Dave's stuff is all free on play isn't it?
  26. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit


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