ITV and BBC to launch £6/mth streaming service - MSE News

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ITV and the BBC have announced that their new 'BritBox' streaming service will be launched later this year, costing £5.99 a month...
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'ITV and BBC to launch £6/mth streaming service'
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  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Posts: 49,331 Forumite
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    Say goodbye to free content on BBC iPlayer and ITV hub then ?
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  • Paul_DNAP
    Paul_DNAP Posts: 751 Forumite
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    Good news for those people who like paying for the same thing twice over. This is pure greed on their part and it really needs to fail quickly, or it will be the complete end of good quality new commissioned television available for "free" with the mandatory TV fee.
    (Although I could be wrong, I often am.)
  • roddydogs
    roddydogs Posts: 7,478 Forumite
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    Who on earth would want to pay to see whats already been shown on FTA?
  • pphillips
    pphillips Posts: 1,631 Forumite
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    Won't this make the BBC guilty of double recovery?
  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,958 Forumite
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    Great idea - get all BBC programmes on the service and get rid of the licence fee.
  • pphillips
    pphillips Posts: 1,631 Forumite
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    mjm3346 wrote: »
    Great idea - get all BBC programmes on the service and get rid of the licence fee.

    I think they are actually going to charge twice for the same content!
  • Marvqn1
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    roddydogs wrote: »
    Who on earth would want to pay to see whats already been shown on FTA?

    I guess people who buy TV series on DVD even though it has already been shown on FTA.
  • rhialwencomp
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    roddydogs wrote: »
    Who on earth would want to pay to see whats already been shown on FTA?

    £6 a month is a lot cheaper than the license fee. And it's archive stuff too, not just catch-up.
    I don't have a license, but do like classic British comedy, so I'll see if it's worth it for me.
    Can't imagine that it'll have enough content to be worth subscribing every month though.
  • Farway
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    £6 a month is a lot cheaper than the license fee. And it's archive stuff too, not just catch-up.
    I don't have a license, but do like classic British comedy, so I'll see if it's worth it for me.
    Can't imagine that it'll have enough content to be worth subscribing every month though.


    My bold, I suspect you're right, dip in & out as required, subscribe for a month or so, then take a break. I do this with Netflix
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  • twhitehousescat
    twhitehousescat Posts: 5,368 Forumite
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    when you bore your audience on UK gold , by repeating same "brit comadys , you simply rebrand it and resell it to a new audience
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