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Games BAFTAs to be broadcast live

March ceremony to be streamed.

BAFTA has confirmed to our sister site GamesIndustry.biz that this year's Games Awards will be broadcast live over the Internet.

Viewers will be able to watch the ceremony, taking place on 19th March, via the websites of BAFTA and Awards sponsor GAME.

In a statement released to GI.biz this afternoon, Kelly Smith, BAFTA's Head of Videogames, said: "In a first for a BAFTA Awards ceremony, this year's GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will be streamed live, broadcasting on both the BAFTA and GAME websites on Friday, March 19.

"The decision to stream the Awards was made by the BAFTA Video Games Committee with the aim of reaching the maximum audience of videogame fans and therefore further promoting the creative work of the industry as widely as possible. More details about the Awards will be announced shortly."

Jury panels to determine the winners of this year's awards, due to be held at London's Hilton Park Lane, convene later this month.