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BritBox Adds ‘Coronation Street’, Episodes Available Day After UK

Photo Credit: ITV

Starting today, fans of the UK soap opera Coronation Street will be able to stream new episodes of the hit drama on BritBox, the new digital streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV.

Launched this spring, BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. Created by two British content powerhouses – BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster – the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps available a day after they air in the UK.

New episodes of Corrie will be available just a day after they air across the pond and ahead of any other U.S.-based streaming service as part of the “NOW” category on BritBox. This will mark the very first time ever that U.S. viewers will be able to keep up with the episodes of the world’s longest primetime drama in near real time. BritBox brought Coronation Street to the service this month especially for the myriad of subscribers requesting the iconic drama since the launch of the service earlier this year.  Each new episode of Coronation Street this season will be available on BritBox for 120 hours after UK debut.

Photo Credit: ITV

The multi-BAFTA award-winning Coronation Street follows the everyday lives of a tightly knit community and is the UK’s highest-rated soap.  For 57 years, it has combined cult status, popularity and durability, consistently delivering fresh, contemporary storylines ranging from the heart-warming to the explosive.

Soumya Sriraman, President, BritBox, said, “Coronation Street has been the most requested show for our service and we know that subscribers and fans will rejoice now that BritBox not only has the series, but will be running them stateside hours after viewers get to see them in the UK.”

The “NOW” feature really underscores what BritBox is looking to achieve—bringing the most sought after programming to viewers in the U.S. as it airs in the U.K.  No more waiting and no more accidentally tripping over a spoiler on social media before the audience get to see it here in the U.S.

BritBox’s “NOW” feature serves up programming fresh – within 24-48 hours after episodes air across the pond.  “NOW”’s robust roster of programming includes popular soap series such as EastEnders, Emmerdale, Casualty, and Holby City; lifestyle programming including the Easter from Kings; and news and talk shows such as Prime Minister’s Questions, The Papers, and Meet the Author.

Later this month, BritBox will also expand their “Now” category with the addition of Kat and Alfie: Redwater, the EastEnders spin-off featuring the fan-favorite duo as they arrive in the Redwater community where celebrations are in full flow for a lively annual fundraiser that pitches them into the heart of the community.  Kat and Alfie: Redwater will arrive on BritBox on May 18

In addition to their NOW programs, BritBox offers an acclaimed line-up of current and iconic programming across all genres including Classic Doctor Who, Are You Being Served?, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, UK TV hit The Moorside, Anthony Horowitz’ New Blood, and Tutankhamun.  As $6.99 per month BritBox is a service truly fit for a queen.  Launched in March 2017, it is the largest subscription video-on-demand streaming service, with the most comprehensive collection of British television available anywhere in the U.S.

Indulge your inner Brit with BritBox. To learn more about the service, visit BritBox.com

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