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In the first of what it hopes will be a number of such deals, soon to be launched BBC- and ITV-led UK subscription video-on-demand service BritBox is to be available on Samsung TVs, Freeview Play and YouView.

BritBoxlogo 20Sep2019The new distribution deal which will see the BritBox SVOD app hosted on Samsung Tizen TV from launch onwards. “We have an ongoing commitment to provide the greatest experience to our customers, including offering the best range of apps currently available,” remarked Guy Kinnell, vice president of TV and AV Samsung Electronics UK. “BritBox provides a new way to access the best of British content exactly whenever they want.”

The agreement with Freeview Play will see BritBox rolling out on the UK’s fastest growing TV platform with over five million users. Through the latter distribution partnership, the BritBox app will be available on Freeview Play TVs from a wide range of manufacturers, including Sony, Digihome, JVC, Logik, Luxor, Polaroid, Techwood, Toshiba and more. BritBox will also be available via web, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets.

“Our viewers love great British TV, so BritBox is a fantastic addition to the Freeview line up, providing extra options to top up on the best of free TV they already enjoy via the nation’s biggest TV platform,” commented Freeview marketing director Owen Jenkinson.

YouView set-top boxes will also be hosting the BritBox app by the end of 2019, making the new streaming service accessible to millions of additional households across the nation. Said YouView CEO Susie Buckridge: “We are excited to be a launch partner for BritBox in the UK. At a time when UK produced television is going from strength to strength, BritBox brings a fantastic array of UK television, to compliment the SVOD services already available via YouView, which our users will love.”