ITV Essentials makes ITV soaps available abroad

ITV it is set to launch ITV Essentials, a new international service giving ex-pats and holidaymakers the opportunity to watch their favourite ITV soaps while abroad.

The service, created in partnership with specialists with Saffron Digital, launches Tuesday 12 November 2013 in 12 European territories and will be available for a monthly subscription.

ITV Essentials will stream all episodes of Britain’s ITV soaps, including Coronation Street and Emmerdale, without ads and will include a 30 day catch up window. The service will initially be Wifi only. ITV Essentials will be available in Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain.

ITV’s Controller of Pay and Distribution, Neale Dennett, said: “We are thrilled that we can now deliver the UK’s favourite soaps to the millions of British fans living and visiting abroad. In Saffron Digital we have found the perfect partner to bring these ambitions to life.”

DTG Staff  |  14.11.2013

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