It may be time to dig out your British TV box sets and sell them off quickly because the next streaming service to enter South Africa will render them fairly useless. BritBox, the streaming service created by the BBC and ITV is launching in South Africa on 6 August. This will be the service’s fifth territory after the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australia.
It’s proper BritBox, yeah?
While the platform brings ‘1,000s of hours’ of British favourites, it’s also been offering its own original content. That means this is the largest collection of British programming you’ll essentially find anywhere (bar your weird uncle’s basement).
BritBox will be available in South Africa from 6 August 2021, and will cost R100 per month for full access. Users can check out the catalogue and test the service for free in a seven-day trial — no commitment needed. Interestingly, the service offers a 1-year payment option in which you’ll pay for 10 months and gain access for 12 months.
With regards to accessibility, the service is available on the web via browser, on Android and iOS, as well as Samsung and LG TVs and Apple TV.