Subscription video-on-demand service BritBox has launched in South Africa bringing avid TV fans the best of British programming to binge-watch.


  • BritBox launches with new and exclusive titles such as Line of Duty season six, Professor T and Wedding of the Century.
  • The service features thousands of hours of classic content and family favourites.
  • The service has taken the United States, UK, Canada and Australia by storm with over two million global subscriptions.
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A joint venture between British television powerhouses BBC and ITV, responsible for some of TV’s most iconic moments, BritBox hopes to bring local viewers a wide range of top quality content, including the biggest collection of British box sets. Together they created a new streaming service BritBox, conveniently offering the best of both their programming – from dramas and comedies to documentaries, lifestyle shows and murder mysteries – all with that distinctive British flavour.


One of the hottest current UK television properties, the edge-of-your-seat police drama Line of Duty, tops the BritBox launch menu. South Africans can exclusively see season six of the acclaimed and award-winning series hot off British screens, where it pulled in 15-million viewers for the nail-biting finale, making it the UK’s most-watched drama series of the 21st century to date.


BritBox will also offer South Africans the exclusive opportunity to relive Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s memorable 1981 wedding in the feature-length documentary ‘Wedding of the Century’, showcasing beautifully restored high-definition footage and featuring interviews with key professionals from behind the scenes.


During a seven day free trial, South Africans can explore BritBox’s new launch titles, plus hundreds of top-drawer family favourites such as Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous, Inspector Morse, Top Gear, Poldark, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances and Midsomer Murders. Image: BritBox

British TV and film has grown exponentially as a cultural export in recent years, with productions and talent frequently scooping BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars, and regularly recognized as some of the best in the world for quality and escapism. Our TV is no longer niche but has come firmly into the mainstream, plus there’s a definite rise in nostalgia viewing, which is finding completely new audiences. It’s a rich time to be in British TV.

// BritBox CEO, Reemah Sakaan


BritBox is available to stream from Friday, 6 August via the web at, on Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, AppleTV, Samsung Smart TV and LG Smart TV. Viewers can access a one-week free trial and sign up at R99,99 per month or R999,99 for 12 months at


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