27 February 2019
BBC and ITV have confirmed plans for joint streaming service 'BritBox'.
Speaking on the news that the BBC and ITV are concluding talks to launch a ‘Netflix rival’ streaming service that will showcase ‘British creativity’, Head of Bectu, Philippa Childs said:
“We welcome the news that the BBC and ITV are coming together to launch a streaming platform to rival Netflix.
“This is exciting news for our members and is a step towards future-proofing these important UK broadcasters for generations to come.
"This will help address the challenges of an already competitive market, particularly when seeking to maintain younger and on-demand audiences who choose when, how and where they watch TV.
"It is also a clear signal to our members that UK broadcasters are willing to adapt and embrace a spirit of collaboration to address the global challenges of reaching different audiences with unique content."
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