A Nod To The Future: BBC And ITV In Talks To Launch Netflix Style Streaming Service | TV News



It’s a marriage made in heaven, so obvious even Cupid himself would have thought of it, the BBC and ITV in talks to launch a Netflix-style streaming service.


With both being eyed up by the Government to see how they can quietly and surreptitiously drag them to heel, the deal is an obvious way to boost ITV’s and the BBC’s struggling finances and stave off threats to their independence, the subscription video service more likely to focus on providing older, archive TV content rather than the latest series on both TV Channels, although it is understood that there would be a few.


The talks also included NBC Universal, the owner of producers of shows including Downtown Abbey in a move that recognises both taking note of Netflix’s success in extending the commercial life of older programming content.



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