Facebook Live and Colourful Radio to broadcast 2017 BT BUFF Awards

smartphone friends internet connection(Image source: Kaboompics/Karolina/Pexels)Anyone can watch or listen to the ceremony on Facebook, on colourfulradio.com, DAB digital radio, the Colourful app, the Tunein app or via the BUFF website

Facebook Live will show the 2017 BT BUFF Awards for the first time on Sunday 10 September.

Absolutely anyone can watch the British Urban Film Festival’s showpiece event on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/buffenterprises), or via the BUFF website (http://www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk). Listeners can also tune into live coverage at http://www.colourfulradio.com, DAB digital radio, the Colourful app or Tunein app. BT.com will show highlights at a later date.

The annual BUFF awards takes centre stage on Sunday 10 September, as Sam Benjamin and Kyla Frye host the prestigious ceremony from the iconic BT Tower in London.

Coverage begins from 5.30pm as Benjamin and Frye announce the winners in 8 categories. Live entertainment comes from the dynamic Ayanna Witter-Johnson and soul songstress Kele Le Roc. Top of the bill is the BUFF honorary award – to be presented to actor Ashley Walters for 25 years recognition of his work on TV, in film and on stage. 

Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO of BUFF, said: “We’ve already broadcast this year’s key BUFF events live on Facebook and this Sunday’s event is no exception. Making the BUFF awards available to anyone with access to a digital device is part of our plan to make this ceremony the most social awards broadcast ever”. 

"We’re also bringing BUFF to a new generation of film fans who view their entertainment online, through social media and on their mobile devices.

"In conjunction with our media partners we’ve got lots of exciting content in the build-up and on the night across YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“BUFF is leading the way for diversity and representation in the UK, whether that’s the week-long festival, our on-air content, our board of patrons and our BUFF team headed up by Addie Akinrinade" he added.

"Today’s announcement will take this further, and there’s plenty more that we’re looking at in the coming years as we kick on into our 2nd decade of urban film coverage”.

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