ITV and the BBC have confirmed South Africa as the next launch territory for their BritBox streaming service.
Offering a range of British dramas, comedies, and documentaries, the service is already available in the US & Canada, UK and Australia.
Last year the two shareholders announced plans to expand the service, which operates outside the UK as a 50/50 venture between BBC Studios and ITV, to 25 new countries. The UK version is 90% owned by ITV which also runs its day to day activities.
Martin Goswami, ITV’s Group Strategic Partnership and Distribution Director, said: “The launch of BritBox in South Africa is yet another step in the platform’s trajectory towards international expansion.
“We’re delighted to bring the service to a brand new territory and continue towards establishing BritBox as a premium VOD brand across the world.”
Paul Dempsey, President, Global Distribution, BBC Studios, said: “We know that South African audiences have a real connection to British television and we can’t wait to bring them even more great shows, on demand, that we know they will love.”
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