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BritBox now available on Panasonic’s premium range of televisions, on smart TVs manufactured by Vestel, and on Google Chromecast

LONDON, 23rd December 2019: BritBox confirmed today that the service is now available on Panasonic’s premium range of televisions*, on smart TVs manufactured by Vestel, and on Google Chromecast streaming sticks.

This is in addition to the TV devices supported at launch. BritBox is now easily accessible on around 10million devices, which represents one third of video-on-demand homes. By next Spring BritBox is aiming to be available on around 20 million devices, and two thirds of video-on-demand homes.**

As announced previously, Panasonic’s premium range of televisions has featured the BritBox app since 10th December. 

Helen Dixon, Head of Marketing for TV from Panasonic UK confirmed

‘We are pleased to be one of the first to support BritBox with the inclusion on our premium range of TV’s in order to bring classic British television programmes to our customers’ homes, especially in time for Christmas.’ 

BritBox is now also available on a range of smart TVs using the Vestel platform, which allows owners of Toshiba, JVC, HITACHI, Bush, Digihome, Finlux, Logik, Luxor, Polaroid, Techwood and more TVs to effortlessly access the service via an app.  

‘BritBox will be featured on model ranges from 2017 onwards and support for further Freeview Play compatible models will be added soon’ added Hakan Kutlu, Vice President of Marketing,Vestel.

The BritBox Chromecast app allows subscribers to view BritBox on any television with a HDMI port by adding a £30 Chromecast device. Viewers are able to use their iOS or Android smartphone to browse and select from the biggest collection of British box-sets, and then enjoy watching it on the big screen using their phone as a remote control.

Reemah Sakaan, group launch director for ITV SVOD commented:

‘We are rolling out more ways of watching BritBox all the time, and are thrilled to confirm our partnerships with Chromecast, Vestel and Panasonic in time for Christmas. We look forward to adding even more ways to enjoy the best of British creativity in 2020, including more FreeView Play sets, YouView devices and Amazon FireTV.’

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About Vestel 
Comprised of 28 companies, Vestel Group is a multi-industry manufacturer that operates in consumer electronics, home appliances, mobile technologies, professional displays, LED lighting, and EV charging solutions. Testimony to the global importance of Zorlu Holding across multiple technology sectors, Vestel is not only thriving at home in Turkey, but also through a further 10 subsidiaries that have been set up in various other parts of the world. Thanks to its renowned manufacturing and R&D complex, Vestel exports to 155 countries and keeps its position as a global player.
 
About Panasonic 
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 582 subsidiaries and 87 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 8.003 trillion yen (ca. 62.5 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2019. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global. 
 
*Panasonic television models which support BritBox: GX800 and above, including GZ series, FX700B and above & FZ series, EX series & EZ series, DX series and CX series.
 
About BritBox 
BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 will launch on the service in 2020. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service***, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs. 

***Biggest compared to other SVOD services. Verify at britbox.co.uk/help.     
**21m homes in the UK can watch VOD on a TV set