All 9,000 hours of new programmes will be available on ITVX without a subscription fee, if you’re happy with adverts.
Ahead of this autumn’s launch, ITV has shared details of some of the dramas, series and movies coming to the streaming service. Viewers who want an ad-free experience will be able to access ITVX for a yet to be determined monthly fee.
ITVX before ITV
ITVX will premiere a collection of new dramas at launch, which will only be available on the streamer for at least six months before making their debut on ITV channels.
These include cold war drama A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, provocative new teen drama Tell Me Everything, and gripping four-part thriller Without Sin starring Vicky McClure.
At least one flagship show will then launch on ITVX per week going forward. These include Russell T Davies’ Nolly starring Helena Bonham Carter, powerful period drama The Confessions of Frannie Langton starring Karla-Simone Spence, Sophie Cookson and Patrick Martins. Litvinenko starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar will also get the same treatment.
Full series to watch upfront
Mirroring the BBC iPlayer’s approach with new drama, full series boxsets will become available on ITVX on their first day of linear broadcast.
Early examples will include real life drama Stonehouse starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes and the new series of Unforgotten.
These boxsets are in addition to a library of over 200 both recent and classic US and UK dramas, comedies and reality shows.
ITVX will also launch with a range of documentaries, including a dedicated true crime collection.
Over 150 hours of true crime programmes will include Monster in My Family, which delves into the lives of serial killers.
And in 2023,The Case Against Cosby – exposing new truths about accusations against the comedian will debut on ITVX.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Sci-Fi fans will be catered for through a dedicated collection of shows. These include classics including Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Terrahawks, Joe 90, Stingray, Space 199 and UFO. ITVX will also offer Supernatural, The 100 and Nikita, plus Astrid & Lilly Save the World and Korean-American hit series Dramaworld.
In addition, ITV has today said ITVX will launch “with the UK’s largest free film library”. Details of the titles it will have on board are yet to be confirmed.
ITVX will also include a range of free, ad-support streaming channels alongside live streams of its current TV services. This will allow users to watch live events like FIFA World Cup as they’re broadcast on the main ITV channel.
However, for the time being, full technical specifications, including streaming quality haven’t been confirmed.
ITVX launch and subscriptions: what we know so far
ITVX is due to launch during a seven week window this autumn. The launch windows runs between the start of October and the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The streaming service will replace ITV Hub, ITV Hub+ and BritBox UK. Current ITV Hub+ and BritBox UK subscribers will be rolled on to the new platform.
An ITVX subscription will include ad-free access to the aforementioned 9,000 hours of programmes, plus the BritBox UK library.
Other global versions of BritBox are not affected by the changes in the UK.