Red Carpet Hosted by Ali Plumb and Vick Hope
London/New York – January 24, 2023 – BritBox, the world leader in British streaming, will once again bring the 76th EE BAFTA Film Awards to BritBox audiences in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
BritBox International is expanding its long running relationship with BAFTA to become the exclusive home of the EE BAFTA Film Awards in eight countries, simulcast streaming live from London on BritBox on Sunday, February 19, 2023.
The EE BAFTA Film Awards, the biggest night in British film, celebrates the very best of British and international film talent and will take place at London’s iconic Royal Festival Hall. Richard E. Grant will host the ceremony and Alison Hammond will host a new BAFTA Studio from the Royal Festival Hall as part of an expanded show format for 2023. This year the red carpet will be hosted by Ali Plumb and Vick Hope.
“At BritBox International, we showcase and celebrate incredible talent, creativity, and storytelling from the UK, every single day, for our viewers,” said Reemah Sakaan, CEO of BritBox International. “BritBox and BAFTA share a common vision to celebrate British excellence on screen, and take it out to the world. We are thrilled to be extending our relationship, with live awards coverage of the EE BAFTAs, and red carpet entertainment to the BritBox subscribers in eight countries globally to tune-in and discover their next British obsession.”
Known for the best in British content, BritBox offers a large collection of originals, co-productions, and other popular programming. The critically acclaimed BritBox Original co-production Stonehouse launched on the service this week, and is a dramatized limited series covering the extraordinary story of disgraced Labour Minister John Stonehouse, starring the Emmy-winning Matthew Macfadyen. Other popular recent series include Karen Pirie, starring Lauren Lyle; the must-see drama Sherwood, starring Lesley Manville and David Morrissey and written by James Graham, and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? produced, directed, and adapted for screen by Hugh Laurie and starring Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton. Coming soon to the service is “The Confessions of Frannie Langton”, another BritBox International co-production, from the novel by Sara Collins and starring Karla-Simone Spence and Sophie Cookson.
BritBox is available for $7.99 per month/79.99 per year—after an introductory free trial period—on Roku®, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, Airplay, Chromecast, and online at https://www.britbox.com/us/. BritBox is also available as a premium add-on channel on Amazon Channels for Prime members, Roku Channels and Apple TV Channels on supported devices.
About BritBox International
BritBox is a digital subscription video on demand service offering the largest and most comprehensive, unmissable collection of British entertainment available all in one place. Co-branded by BBC and ITV, BritBox delivers the UK’s favourite programmes, ranging from brand new commissions to gems, across a variety of genres, including critically-acclaimed drama, crime thrillers, classic comedy and powerful documentaries, alongside reality hits and entertainment.
BritBox is available on multiple platforms, including via the web, mobile, tablet, streaming devices and connected TVs, with the offering in each market showcasing the depth and breadth of British creativity. With the support of BBC & ITV providing a pipeline of exceptional content, made available as soon as it comes out of its broadcast and catch-up windows, BritBox is home to a wealth of titles from its parent companies, in addition to completely new original commissions from British production companies specifically created for BritBox.
BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).
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