It appears that you are not as insightful as your by-line suggests.
You are incorrect in your assertion that it's not launching until next year.
BritBox UK launched a few days ago on Thursday 7th November.
At the moment BritBox UK is only available on Apple & Android devices, some Samsung smart TVs and some web browsers. My TV is none of those so I was hoping that Virgin would be supporting it so I could watch it on my TV via the V6 box.
i certainly won't be getting it. it has all been seen before on uk gold/drama/yesterday etc. as many have said elsewhere they have also refused to show several programmes they deem wrong. the same programmes you can freely buy on dvd right now.