How Specialized Streaming Services Hold Their Own in a Netflix-Dominated Field

They're letting subscribers go deep instead of being ‘everything for everyone’

BritBox, the streaming service from BBC and ITV that specializes in British films and movies, wants to thank streaming behemoths like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The series those hefty OTT offerings feature on their platforms, including The Crown, The Bodyguard and Downton Abbey, helped whet an appetite for British TV shows among U.S. audiences, making business prospects for BritBox—dedicated entirely to streaming British programming—look bright.

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