Al Thaqafeyah to broadcast EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 exclusively across MENA on 18 February


Al Thaqafeyah, the premier Saudi cultural channel operated by MBC GROUP, is thrilled to announce that it is the exclusive Middle East and North Africa (MENA) broadcaster of the prestigious EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024.

Set to be broadcast as live directly from London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 18 February, the ceremony promises an unforgettable night of glamour, celebration, and spectacular performances, showcasing the very best of British and global cinema.

Hosted by the acclaimed actor David Tennant, renowned for his versatility and captivating performances, the 2024 edition of the EE BAFTA Film Awards will honour and celebrate exceptional achievements in film, performance, and craftsmanship over the past year, highlighting the power of storytelling and creativity.

And in a special highlight of the evening, British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor will take to the stage to perform her iconic hit “Murder on the Dancefloor.” More than two decades after its release, the song has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in popularity, thanks in large part to the film “Saltburn.” With the track becoming a viral sensation – inspiring countless TikTok videos and climbing international charts – Ellis-Bextor’s performance at the EE BAFTA Film Awards marks a notable moment in the song’s enduring legacy, celebrating its triumphant return to prominence.

The event commences at 5.45pm GMT (8.45pm KSA) live from the red carpet, hosted by the dynamic duo of Clara Amfo and Alex Zane. Their coverage of the arrivals will ensure that viewers don’t miss a moment of the glitz and glamour that the EE BAFTA Film Awards red carpet is famed for. The main awards show begins at 7pm GMT (10pm KSA).

Both events will be broadcast as live on Al Thaqafeyah via free-to-air television and online through Shahid, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform by MBC GROUP.

Follow updates online in the run-up to the event via the official hashtag, #EEBAFTAs.

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