ITV announced further details of the new, free streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete re-imagining of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of the freshest new series, documentaries, cult classics, and films for viewers to enjoy without a subscription fee. For those preferring to watch without advertising, ITVX will offer viewers the flexibility to view ad-free for a limited monthly fee. A subscription will also give viewers access to an additional 6,000 hours of content through BritBox UK. Pricing is to be announced prior to launch.
ITVX will premiere a collection of top-quality new dramas at launch, which will only be available on the streamer for at least six months before making their debut on ITV channels, including the hotly anticipated cold war drama "A Spy Among Friends" starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, provocative new teen drama "Tell Me Everything," and the gripping four-part thriller "Without Sin" starring Vicky McClure. At least one flagship show will then launch on ITVX per week going forward including 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, and "Litvinenko" starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar.
In addition to the series premiering and streaming exclusively on ITVX, the service will also be launching full series’ of upcoming flagship ITV shows on their first day of broadcast, allowing viewers to binge-watch to their hearts’ content. Early examples will include the real-life drama "Stonehouse" starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes and the new series of "Unforgotten." These series are in addition to the vast library of over 200 both recent and classic US and UK dramas, comedies, and reality shows that will be available to users.
Not forgetting film fans, ITVX will launch with the UK’s largest free film library featuring the acting prowess of Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lawrence, Sir Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Hardy, Nicolas Cage, The Muppets and many more with further details to be announced.
On the documentary side, ITVX will also launch with an impressive array of titles, including a dedicated true crime collection. This will feature over 150 hours of nail-biting viewing including "Monster in My Family," which delves into the lives of serial killers in a way that’s rarely seen. "The Case Against Cosby", a premium documentary exposing new truths about accusations against the comedian will follow in 2023.
For science fiction and fantasy, those seeking to escape into another world through their viewing choices will also be catered to, with robust science fiction and fantasy offer ranging from classics including "Thunderbirds," "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons," "Terrahawks," "Joe 90," "Stingray," "Space 199" and "UFO," to the likes of "Supernatural," "The 100," and "Nikita," and classics in the making including "Astrid & Lilly Save the World" and Korean-American hit series "Dramaworld."