Following the launch of ITV’s newest streaming service, here’s everything you need to know about ITVX.
– What is it?
The service replaces the ITV Hub brand as the streaming home of all ITV content as the broadcaster aims to compete with streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon in the digital age. number.
ITV says the platform provides a “new and improved product experience” for viewers, with all ITVX channels available to stream via ITVX as well as additional themed channels and dedicated news sections. exclusively on ITVX.
The platform, described as the “latest streaming service” in the UK, allows viewers to stream programs with ads for free, ranging from premium TV series, documentaries, series America, comedies and reality shows to blockbusters.
– How is it different?
It is the first UK streaming service to offer viewers the flexibility of accessing ad-free content and ad-free paid subscriptions, all in one place. Paying subscribers will also have access to BritBox UK.
The platform also offers more new programming for free than anywhere else, with more than 10,000 hours of free programming available, ITV said.
Following Thursday’s premiere, more than 250 films, including the Back To The Future and Despicable Me trilogy, and 200 classic and recent TV series have been made available.
New TV series debuts on the service include the highly anticipated cold war drama A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, and the series’ long-running special final popular comedy Plebs: Soldiers Of Rome.
ITV has also made sure new and exclusive shows will be offered on ITVX every week of the year.
– What to expect?
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At least one top show will premiere on ITVX each week, including screenwriter Russell T Davies’ Nolly, starring Helena Bonham Carter, and TV series Litvinenko, starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar.
The four-part thriller Without Sin starring Vicky McClure, the high-value family drama Riches starring Deborah Ayorinde and Hugh Quarshie and the landmark natural history documentary A Year On Planet Earth Shown by Stephen Fry will premiere on the following channel.
The entire upcoming series of ITV shows, including the reality TV series Stonehouse starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes, as well as the new season of Unforgotten will also be added to the ITVX archive along with thousands of film, with the Fast And Furious series debuting on the channel in 2023.
– How does it compete with other streaming services?
It is a free, advertiser-sponsored streaming service with the option to grant subscriptions for ad-free viewing in bids to meet a broad demographic.
The broadcaster said it will air a variety of new content on ITVX six to nine months before it airs on its traditional channels.
The service also hosts the first global British Sign Language (BSL) channel, which has only signed programming and will be regularly updated with new and archived shows.
The streaming platform will have subtitles for more than 90% of shows on demand. For live TV streamed on ITVX, about 80% of viewers will have subtitles.
Subtitles will also be made available on 20 ITVX themed channels, providing a scheduled single-channel viewing experience with curated shows. Meanwhile, ITVX is working to provide access to Freeview, YouView, Freesat and Chromecast customers.
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