how to watch the BAFTAs

How to watch the BAFTA Film Awards live

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The 71st BAFTA Film Awards will premiere on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Air times are TBD. Short for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the BAFTA Film Awards are among the most widely recognized awards shows around the world. Don’t miss a second—use a VPN to live stream the BAFTA Film Awards online.

How do I watch the BAFTAs online?

In 2017, the BAFTAs were free to stream on BBC One and Facebook. While streaming options for 2018 are yet to be released, the two traditional options will likely remain the same.

Make sure to check back later for updated streaming info.

Watch the BAFTAs on BBC One

You can stream the BAFTAs live on BBC One. Depending on which VPN server location you choose, broadcasts may differ. For example, if you connect to a VPN server location in the U.S., you’ll be automatically redirected to BBC America.

To secure your connection and stream the BAFT Awards live, follow these steps:

  • Use ExpressVPN to connect to a U.S. or UK server (Note: if you use a U.S.-based server you may need to enter your cable provider’s information)
  • Head to and search for the BAFTA Awards
  • Stream away

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Stream the BAFTAs with Facebook Live

Last year Facebook streamed the BAFTAs live. Users around the world were able to watch the event live.

While Facebook hasn’t made any announcements this year, the live streams were so successful last year that chances are they’ll be available again.

Here’s how you can watch the British Academy Film Awards with a VPN:

  • Use ExpressVPN to connect to a U.S. or UK server
  • Log into your Facebook account  or create a new one
  • Mozy over to
  • Sit back and watch the show

Who’s up for hosting this year?

Founded in 1949, the BAFTAs honors the best in British TV and film. It’s the British equivalent of the Academy Awards.

Stephen Fry took on hosting duties again last year, making it his 12th time hosting. Could 2018 be his 13th? Mum’s the word.

Be sure to check back later for updates on dates, times and ways to watch.

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