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ITV in landmark Hollywood deal as broadcaster bags legendary awards show | The Sun

ITV has secured a landmark Hollywood deal as the broadcaster bags a legendary awards show.

The network announced today that it will be rolling out the red carpet as the exclusive partner for the 96th Oscars.

The news comes as part of a new multi-year deal with Disney Entertainment.

The 96th Oscars will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

The ceremony will broadcast and stream live from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood into living rooms across the UK through ITV1 and ITVX. 

This new multi-year agreement will also see future Oscars made available across ITV platforms and programming, including ITV1 and ITVX, ITVX social channels and news and magazine shows.

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ITVX recently attained the milestone of two billion streams and was named ‘Best On Demand Service’ at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.

Darren Nartey, Senior Acquisitions Manager for ITV and ITVX commented: “We are thrilled to be able to exclusively bring the Oscars to film fans all across the UK, furthering and complementing our commitment to films across our network.

"We already have a fantastic collection of over 250 feature films available on ITVX at any one time and are looking forward to sharing the movie-event of the year with our viewers.”

Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said: “We could not be happier to partner with ITV in bringing the Oscars to viewers throughout the UK.

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"The Oscars is a celebration of global cinema — recognising films and film artists from around the world.

"ITV’s support of our international awards show is a testament to its deep devotion to the movies.”

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