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    • MSE Chris
    • By MSE Chris 7th Nov 19, 4:55 PM
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    BritBox streaming service goes live - here's what you need to know
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    • 7th Nov 19, 4:55 PM
    BritBox streaming service goes live - here's what you need to know 7th Nov 19 at 4:55 PM
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    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 7th Nov 19, 9:49 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 9:49 PM
    Can they really expect people to pay (again) for old BBC shows?

    This doesn't look to be a good monthly deal at all.

    Doctor Who and Downton Abbey for £5.99 a month???


    Streaming services appear to be becoming increasingly fragmented, which can only be a bad thing for the consumer in terms of choice, cost and variety...
    • CharlieBilly
    • By CharlieBilly 7th Nov 19, 10:11 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 10:11 PM
    Very competitive enviroment now with new streamers coming to market. Doubt many of us can or wont to pay more than a couple. I certainly wont and have netflix and amazon, and netflix by far is far superior. But its getting less appealing even using netflix what with major studios leaving netflix and doing there own and along with rumors of netflix may stop people sharing even though they openly encouraged it and packaged I am on it states up to 4 users


    I do prefer older tv programs most of whats on is poor on tv now, but I resent having to pay on top of license fee which in my opinion is very poor value given the amount of rubbish is on.
    • rhialwencomp
    • By rhialwencomp 8th Nov 19, 2:05 PM
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    Not a very large selection. Decent quality, but mostly old.

    And subtitles seem to be unavailable on most stuff. They say they're adding them eventually, but I doubt I'll stick around to see if that's true.
    No mention of audio description either.
    Shouldn't be allowed to be so lax about accessibility.

    Also they say that some controversial TV will never be on it* which is like whitewashing history in my opinion. You shouldn't make stuff like it now, but don't pretend you never did, that's just dishonest.

    * https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/nov/07/britbox-uk-networks-plan-to-tackle-netflix-amazon-and-apple-tv
    • Farway
    • By Farway 8th Nov 19, 2:43 PM
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    Also they say that some controversial TV will never be on it* which is like whitewashing history in my opinion. You shouldn't make stuff like it now, but don't pretend you never did, that's just dishonest.
    Originally posted by rhialwencomp
    I did wonder about that, no Black & White minstrels then.

    Not that I long to watch them but if it's only going to be repeats of shows deemed suitable then I'll pass
    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 8th Nov 19, 5:04 PM
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    Seems a bit like Netflix, cannot browse not being a member!

    Signed up an cancelled, the only show I wanted was The Bill, not there.
    Last edited by Marvel1; 08-11-2019 at 6:20 PM.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 9th Nov 19, 9:17 AM
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    Seems a bit like Netflix, cannot browse not being a member!

    Signed up an cancelled, the only show I wanted was The Bill, not there.
    Originally posted by Marvel1
    Maybe not as convenient as Netflix itself but this site seems to be up to date:-

    https://uk.newonnetflix.info/catalogue
    • whattochoose
    • By whattochoose 15th Jan 20, 12:42 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:42 PM
    I'm thinking about trying the Britbox service free for a month to see if it has anything I want to watch again.
    Most of the stuff I've seen advertised isn't of any great appeal to me.
    Off the top of my head, does anybody know if any of these are available to view?....
    All episodes of Dads Army? (BBC)
    All episodes of Rising Damp? (ITV)
    Past episodes of Gogglebox? (Channel 4)
    BBC4 music documentaries?
    Melvyn Braggs "Reel History of Britain"? (BBC)
    All episodes of Michael Portillo's "Great British Railway Journeys"? (BBC)
    Thank you.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 15th Jan 20, 12:49 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:49 PM
    I'm thinking about trying the Britbox service free for a month to see if it has anything I want to watch again.
    Most of the stuff I've seen advertised isn't of any great appeal to me.
    Off the top of my head, does anybody know if any of these are available to view?....
    All episodes of Dads Army? (BBC)
    All episodes of Rising Damp? (ITV)
    Past episodes of Gogglebox? (Channel 4)
    BBC4 music documentaries?
    Melvyn Braggs "Reel History of Britain"? (BBC)
    All episodes of Michael Portillo's "Great British Railway Journeys"? (BBC)
    Thank you.
    Originally posted by whattochoose
    https://reelgood.com/source/britbox?offset=200
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 15th Jan 20, 1:39 PM
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    Also they say that some controversial TV will never be on it* which is like whitewashing history in my opinion. You shouldn't make stuff like it now, but don't pretend you never did, that's just dishonest.
    Originally posted by rhialwencomp
    I don't think it's "pretending" the shows were never made by denying access to them today. Personally, I would find it very distasteful to see full repeats being offered of Jim'll Fix it or the Black & White Minstrels for example. Short clips are available on YouTube for the casually curious viewer.
    I'm thinking about trying the Britbox service free for a month to see if it has anything I want to watch again.
    Past episodes of Gogglebox? (Channel 4)
    Originally posted by whattochoose
    Britbox is a collaboration between BBC and ITV, so CH4 programmes are limited, Try All4.
    Last edited by Moneyineptitude; 15-01-2020 at 11:40 PM. Reason: limited
    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 16th Jan 20, 8:34 PM
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    Seems a bit like Netflix, cannot browse not being a member!

    Signed up an cancelled, the only show I wanted was The Bill, not there.
    Originally posted by Marvel1
    I found The Bill, starts at midway on Season 20 but I'm not complaining, it's free on UKTV Play
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