As everyone knows that over 200 years ago the United States made the break from England (Perhaps you recall?) but we still love a good royal wedding. Prince Harry will marry one of our own, actress Meghan Markle on the grounds of Windsor Castle, and tens of millions of Americans are expected to wake up early just watch the fun.
How early – try 4 am if you are watching the BBC America live stream (requires a Pay TV subscription) or at 5:30 am on the streaming service BritBox. I recommend that you try Britbox, and I would suggest you take a look at signing up for a free seven-day free trial.
They will have the best views and the best coverage of all things leading up to the wedding and much more. They are the streaming service for the two iconic British networks the BBC and ITV. Their live stream of the wedding will come from the outstanding team at ITV.
Our expert on Royal Wedding coverage is Reemah Sakaan SVP Creative Head, of BritBox and she spoke to us on this weeks edition of Stream On. BritBox has plenty of EXCLUSIVE content that you will give a look at the events that led us to this day.
SHE WAS MY GUEST ON THIS WEEK’S STEAM ON PODCAST – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ALL THE PLANS FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING.
Here are a few of the many shows they produced exclusively for BritBox. For those new to the service, it is the streaming video service for the BBC and ITV two of the most successful and iconic networks on the planet.
Meghan & Harry: A Revolutionary Romance – A one-hour BritBox original from BBC Studios and narrated by Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) sets the scene for the wedding of the decade, exploring the couple’s wildly different backgrounds, the struggles they have both overcome to assert their identities and the sheer luck that brought them together. The special features a cast of royal experts and those close to the Prince and Princess-to-be and draws on rich and rarely-seen archival material.
There are some very interesting 5-minute “WED Talks” by leading authority and former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond gives us a special look behind the curtain of the event and explains the “regal-ese” that makes a royal wedding one of the most extraordinary ceremonies in history. A new episode will debut each day beginning May 12th and counting down to the big day on May 19th.
They offer an interesting documentary – Harry At 30 (BritBox Premiere)-This landmark documentary captures Prince Harry before he met Meghan, reflecting on his challenging childhood and adolescence, his heroic army career and development into one of the most admired and recognized royals.
Harry & Meghan-The Royal Wedding starting at 5:30 am and giving you all the build up to the 7 am wedding. Then the action keeps going until 10:30 am when things go behind the scenes in the castle.
The coverage will be handled by ITV studio on the long walk in Windsor, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham It offers the unique capability of a delayed start, so you can track your day alongside Meghan and Harry’s.
If you can’t get up at 7 am there will be a chance to see things on a bit of a delay at 9 am ET. Then around 8 pm there will be a highlight show.
So if you are a serious royal wedding watcher then you need give BritBox a look. Plus, you can find out all the other outstanding programing from all genres.
Meanwhile, Sky News, France 24, CBSN will have streaming free from London starting at 5 am. Lastly, our friends at HBO NOW offers a comedy version of the royal wedding coverage. The network has plans to carry the event live, with commentary by Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan. By the way they did an awesome job doing the Tournament of Roses Parade on Amazon this past New Year’s Day.
As you all know we look at where programming can be streamed but just to help everyone out our friends at Town and Country have this handy breakdown schedule for those watching on cable or satellite TV, as all the major networks and cable news outlets will air the wedding.