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Last Updated on July 15, 2019 by Stefanie Hutson
If you've been holding off on watching certain British TV shows because you didn't want to pay for another channel subscription, Amazon's Prime Day specials might be enough to entice you over to the dark side. Quite a few channels are half-off for your first three months if you subscribe during Prime Day.
I've included all the channels below, but keep scrolling and I'll talk you through the ones that might be of interest to British TV fans.
- BritBox – $3.49
- PBS Masterpiece – $2.49
- Sundance Now – $3.49
- Starz – $4.49
- Showtime – $5.49
- CBS All Access (limited commercials plan) – $2.99
- Noggin – $3.99
- Boomerang – $2.49
- NickHits – $3.99
- Shudder – $2.49
- Lifetime Movie Club – $1.99
- MotorTrend On Demand – $2.49
- MTV Hits – $2.99
- PBS Living – $1.49
- PBS Kids – $2.49
British TV Channels on Amazon Prime
I doubt this one needs any introduction for most people here. BritBox is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, and they generally have somewhere between 300-400 British programs available at any given time. Their subscription includes a number of British soaps, along with live specials for major events and royal celebrations – and of course, plenty of your standard mystery, drama, comedy, and lifestyle programs.
This is the other great win on this list. In recent years, a number of hit British shows have worked their way onto the PBS Masterpiece channel (and away from more mainstream services like regular Prime Video or Netflix). If you enjoy dramas – particularly period dramas – this is a fantastic subscription to pick up during this limited-time deal.
As much as I hate it when a single network breaks apart their offerings and makes you subscribe to two separate things, I can forgive this one because it's PBS. While PBS Masterpiece focuses on scripted, mostly dramatic programming, PBS Living is all about the documentary and lifestyle programming. Here, you'll find classics like the Great British Baking Show, History Detectives, Travel Detective, and This Old House. Most of the content is American, but there are some fantastic European (including British) travel shows and the quality overall is quite high.
We've talked about British shows on Sundance Now before, as they have quite a few great British shows and a good number of Australian ones, too. If you want to watch The Split, McMafia, Riviera, or Disccovery of Witches, this is the service you'll want. While most of their content is American, it's also a great source of documentaries and indie/artsy films if you enjoy those. While it's not necessarily worth an “all the time” subscription for most British TV fans, it can be a great value if you also appreciate the non-British content.
While Starz is far from exclusively British, they do have some shows that are very popular among British TV fans (though not necessarily British productions in all cases). Outlander, The Spanish Princess, Black Sails, and The White Queen are all available on Stars.
Showtime is another one that isn't necessarily worth it at full price if you just want British TV, but they've got The Tudors, Patrick Melrose, and Penny Dreadful, along with a handful of other shows and movies that might be of interest.
It's worth noting these deals are only for new subscribers.
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