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deafschool Posted on 08/11/2019 11:21
Edited On: 08/11/2019 11:23Britbox
Is anyone planning on subscribing. All the British TV stuff in one place for 5.99.
Unfortunately they're taking all the Brit stuff off Netflix now and putting it on Britbox. Another ploy to get more money out of us. Once the Tories finally get rid of the BBC we'll have to subscribe to that as well.

Link: Britbox
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tonytonymowbray Posted on 08/11/2019 12:03

Although nearly all the BBC programmes on BritBox are already on iPlayer for free right now.
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Jan_Aage_Fjortoft Posted on 08/11/2019 12:08

The BBC's problem is they are limited on how long they are allowed to keep shows on iPlayer for. If the rules changed then they probably wouldn't have needed BritBox.

But because they are deemed to have an advantage due to the license fee they are only allowed to have a more extensive back catalogues available if it's run in a commericial enterprise where people pay to access it.
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tonytonymowbray Posted on 08/11/2019 12:10

Not with all programmes - only with a small percentage of them.
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Jan_Aage_Fjortoft Posted on 08/11/2019 12:28
Edited On: 08/11/2019 12:33
Most do have limits so not a small percentage.

You can read more here. OFCOM recently increased the period a show can stay on iPlayer for but it's still severly limited.

First link in the text is about OFCOM changing the period.


One year is nothing when you are talking about programs that go back 20+ years!

Second link is to the BBC website listing the period of time a show is available for and is also the link you can click through.


Link: Link...
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atypical_boro Posted on 08/11/2019 12:47

Jan is bang on.[^]

I think Britbox could be good value if you can dip in and out a month at a time like you can with Netflix.
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free_pint Posted on 08/11/2019 13:53

Wasn't aware of that Jan, always wondered why they were so time limited. Though did I recently see something about them being able to keep things on longer? It may have been about Britbox mind!
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atypical_boro Posted on 08/11/2019 14:18

Its just been extended recently from one month to one year, free pint.
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tonytonymowbray Posted on 08/11/2019 14:24

Not all programmes yet, an awful lot are but there are factors in why some are 1 year, some are more and some are still 30 days.

The amibition over time is for all to be available for a year minimum in iplayer.
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myfooty Posted on 08/11/2019 15:04
Edited On: 08/11/2019 15:31
I'm looking forward to new and improved content that will come because of this move into the streaming market.

I think there is a good chance ITV, Britbox and BT will end up being part Disney's Empire as companies look to consolidate.

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-5034
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