House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards to take place on Sunday 10 May
British Academy Television Craft Awards to take place on Sunday 26 April
London, 16 February 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that House of Fraser is the new title sponsor for the British Academy Television Awards.
House of Fraser, the premium British department store, has been styling BAFTA’s Television Awards nominees and citation readers as the Official Men’s and Women’s fashion partner for the last three years and, as title sponsor, House of Fraser will continue to lend its style credentials to the red carpet event.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome House of Fraser as our title sponsor of the British Academy Television Awards. Our relationship over the last three years has been a real success story, and we look forward to celebrating the very best in television together at the Awards on Sunday 10 May.”
John King, Chief Executive of House of Fraser, said: “The British Academy Television Awards celebrate the very best in television talent and creativity while reinforcing British broadcasting’s reputation as the best in the world. House of Fraser is delighted to become the Title Sponsor of the Awards, emphasizing our commitment in recognising and supporting both established and emerging British talent.”
The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards and the British Academy Television Craft Awards are presented annually to recognise, honour and reward individuals for outstanding achievement in television.
The award categories across both ceremonies reflect the wealth and diversity of British television. They include Writer, Director, Editing, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair Design at the Television Craft Awards and Drama Series, Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme, Current Affairs and Reality & Constructed Factual at the Television Awards.
BAFTA also recognises certain individuals’ significant contribution to the television industry with awards in gift of the Academy, which are approved by the Television Committee and ratified by the Board of Trustees and presented at the aforementioned ceremonies.
This year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards will take place on Sunday 26 April at the Brewery, in the City of London.
This year’s House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards will take place on Sunday 10 May at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Monday 23 March – Nominations announced: British Academy Television Craft Awards
Wednesday 8 April – Nominations announced: House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards
Wednesday 22 April – Nominees Party
Sunday 27 April – British Academy Television Craft Awards
Sunday 10 May – House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards
The recipients of the Fellowship, the Special Award and the Outstanding Creative Contribution to Television award will be announced in the coming months.
Visit www.bafta.org/press for all available information.
For further information:
Dan Maynard / +44 203 003 6649 / [email protected]
For Media Enquiries:
Amy Dowd / +44 203 003 6552 / [email protected]
Red Carpet media accreditation for the Television Craft Awards opens on 23 March and for the Television Awards on 8 April. www.bafta.org/press/accreditation
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
About House of Fraser
House of Fraser is the leading, national premium department store group in the UK and Ireland trading principally under the iconic House of Fraser brand name through a portfolio of 59 well-invested stores, as well as through its rapidly growing web-store, www.houseoffraser.co.uk and two Houseoffraser.com concept stores. House of Fraser also has one store in Abu Dhabi trading under a franchise arrangement with its partner, Retail Arabia and recently announced the planned opening of its second international store on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, scheduled for opening in 2015.
The House of Fraser brand is differentiated from other department store groups in the UK by its 165 year history in the UK retail market, its wide geographic reach (across the UK and on-line), its broad range of high quality premium branded merchandise offered at competitive prices, its increasing exclusive House Brand offering and its commitment to providing an imaginative, exciting and relevant shopping experience to our customers.