For the second year, BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will live stream the annual British Academy Britannia Awards to U.S. and Canada audiences, as part of a multi-year partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles.
The British Academy Britannia Awards is BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the U.K. This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
“This will be the second year that BritBox is the exclusive broadcast home for BAFTA’s Britannia awards in the U.S. and Canada,” said Soumya Sriraman, President of BritBox. “BritBox has been bringing the best of U.K. content to our subscribers, so it only makes sense that we stream the Britannia Awards live in our “Now” feature, as it is truly one of those sought after TV events that our viewers will be excited to have access to.”
“At BAFTA, we pride ourselves in a history of championing excellence and inclusion through our elite events, such as the Britannia Awards, as well as our education and talent development programs,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chair of the Board Kathryn Busby. “This year, we look forward to identifying and rewarding extraordinary individuals who continue to redefine the film, games and television industries through their inspirational work. Whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, these talented individuals have the ability to play, direct, or create characters that resonate with audiences for decades.”
“The Britannia Awards make a powerful contribution to the global reach and impact of BAFTA. Our mission has remained the same over the years – to celebrate world-class talent we find deserving of recognition for their commitment to their craft” said BAFTA LA CEO, Chantal Rickards. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with BritBox and bring the Britannia Awards to an audience with a keen appetite for British content across North America.”