ITV is to launch its revamped streaming service ITVX on December 8.

Replacing ITV Hub as the online home of all ITV content, the free-streaming platform will offer a new and improved product experience.

1. ITVX streaming service to launch on December 8

David Tennant as Alexander Litvinenko for new ITV drama

ITVX will be rolling out across devices and platforms in the coming week ahead of going live on December 8.

At launch, viewers will have access to over 10,000 hours of content in high definition, and ITVX will also drop new and exclusive programmes every week of the year.

All ITV’s channels will be available to livestream through ITVX, as well as additional themed FAST channels and a dedicated news section on ITVX.

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ITVX will premiere a collection of new dramas, which will only be available for free on the streamer. They include six-part cold war drama A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, teen drama Tell Me Everything, period drama The Confessions of Frannie Langton starring Karla-Simone Spence, Sophie Cookson and Patrick Martins and Plebs: Soldiers of Rome, the feature-length special finale to the comedy series.

At least one flagship show will then launch on ITVX per week going forward. Litvinenko, starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar, will launch on December 15, and family drama Riches starring Deborah Ayorinde and Hugh Quarshie will launch on December 22 alongside natural history documentary A Year on Planet Earth, presented by Stephen Fry.

In addition to the series premiering 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. Early examples will include real life drama Stonehouse starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keeley Hawes and the new series of Unforgotten which will be made available in early 2023. Over 200 recent and classic US and UK dramas, comedies and reality shows will be available to users.

ITVX will also launch with over 250 feature films, with a thousand films to be made available to stream each year. Films available at launch will include the Back to the Future trilogy, the Despicable Me trilogy, Wonder Woman and many more. The full Fast and Furious series of films will be launched in 2023.

ITV’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “We’re really excited to launch ITVX, with more content available than ever before, and a whole range of exclusive commissions. ITVX is powered by a significant, streaming-first commissioning budget, and an integrated technology and data platform providing a high quality, and more personalised viewing and advertising experience, that will continue to evolve in 2023 and beyond.”

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