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The BBC and ITV have joined forces to launch BritBox, a new streaming service that lets people in the US watch British TV.

Programmes include 'Tutankhamun', 'Cold Feet', 'EastEnders', 'Silent Witness', 'Emmerdale', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Keeping Up Appearances' and 'Fawlty Towers'.

In other words, a healthy smattering of classic shows from both broadcasters.

As well as classic fare, it will also serve up soaps and some series as soon as a day after they air in the UK. Plus it will premiere shows that have never been seen before in the US.

The service will work much like Netflix, letting viewers binge-watch shows. Like Netflix, it will also be free of adverts.

Pricing will be announced around the start of next year.

BritBox will be available through web browsers, as an iOS and Android app, and through Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast platforms. It will launch only in the US, but will come to other international markets and even the UK later. Which will be handy if you fancy watching some golden oldies.

The BBC and ITV have partnered with AMC Networks, which will take a minority stake in BritBox, but not have any voting rights. We'll bring you more news as we get it.

Source: The Guardian

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