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BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has struck a licensing deal with All3media International, securing nearly 300 hours of content, including popular detective series Midsomer Murders.
The deal further bolsters what already was the biggest collection of streaming British television in the U.S.
Midsomer Murders, based on Caroline Graham’s book series and adapted by Anthony Horowitz, follows Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby as he solves crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer.
Other shows covered by the deal include The Village, written and created by Peter Moffat (The Night Of, Criminal Justice) and focusing on the turbulent times in a Derbyshire village during the early part of the 20th century; Justice, starring Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones) as the charismatic frontman of a newly opened public justice center; comedy Bucket, in which Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter) plays an eccentric mother who, along with her daughter, goes on a road trip to fulfill the items on her bucket list; and Marley’s Ghosts, a comedy about a woman who can see and speak to a trio of ghosts — her husband, her lover and her local vicar.
“We’re very pleased to announce this significant new deal with BritBox, which will see a wide range of premium, primetime content available on BritBox for the fans of British programming in the U.S.,” said Maria Ishak, vp sales North America at All3media International.
“BritBox not only has the largest number of British programs available to stream, but an unparalleled breadth and depth of shows, so there’s truly something for everyone,” said Soumya Sriraman, its president. “Our deal with All3media International underlines our promise to continue to bring the best of British contemporary and classic series to our audience.”
BritBox costs $6.99 per month in the U.S., after an introductory free trial period. It is launching soon in Canada.