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Channel 5 and Comedy Central join BritBox line-up

20/09/2019

Published: Fri 20 Sep 2019

Channel 5 and Comedy Central join BritBox line-up

ITV today confirmed that a deal has been struck between Britbox and Viacom-owned Channel 5 and Comedy Central which will see hundreds of additional hours of both channels' best British content available on Britbox from launch. The deal brings high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK.

Under the deal, box-sets from Channel 5 can appear on BritBox following a 30 day catch-up window on the My5 service.

This strengthens the already impressive line-up of content expected on the service including Victoria, Happy Valley, Broadchurch, Les Miserables, Downton Abbey, Love Island, Famalam, Cleaning Up, Gentleman Jack, Gavin & Stacey, The Office and Benidorm which will be on the service at launch or come onto the service shortly after when licences with other SVODs end. BritBox will be available for 5.99 per month in HD and across multiple screens and devices.

Reemah Sakaan, Group Launch Director for ITV SVOD commented:

We are thrilled to announce that another British Public Service Broadcaster is joining BritBox, ensuring that we offer viewers the very best of British creativity across a variety of genres.

Arran Tindall, Senior Vice President, Commercial & Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks said:

Under Viacom's ownership we have significantly increased Channel 5's investment in original UK content and we're delighted to bring our popular homegrown content to an even wider audience through BritBox, alongside a selection of Comedy Central's much-loved UK programming.

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Notes to Editors

BritBox is in discussions with other partners to provide content and to distribute BritBox to viewers and future announcements will follow in coming months.

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK & Ireland operates 20 channels featuring the best in entertainment, documentaries, comedy, reality and kids' programming through its portfolio including free-to-air PSB Channel 5 and pay TV brands MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. VIMN is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which comprises many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 705 million households in 169 territories and 37 languages via more than 184 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.

About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service will bring the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place. BritBox will also offer expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.
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