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Tony Awards® Announces International Broadcast Partners for the 70th Annual Tony Awards

NEW YORK CITY (June 2, 2016) – The Tony Awards® will broadcast on four continents this year thanks to The Fremantle Corporation and the official international broadcast partners for the 70th Annual Tony Awards. The telecast will air on the following networks – scheduled as listed – across the globe:

  • United Kingdom - Elaine Paige will host a special program on BBC Radio 2 covering the 70th Annual Tony Awards, including performances from the ceremony. The special will be broadcast from 8-10pm BST on Friday, June 17, and repeated on Sunday, June 19 at 1pm BST. 
  • Canada –  Bell's CTV – Airs live, Sunday, June 12, at 8E/9ATL.
  • Latin America, Central and South America – PRAMER’S FILM & ARTS (AMC) 
  • New Zealand – Sky Network Arts Channel
  • Australia – Foxtel Arena Channel – Airs live, Monday, June 13, at 10am AEST with an encore screening at 8:30pm AEST.
  • Japan – WOWOW
  • Philippines - ABS-CBN (Lifestyle) - Airs live, Monday, June 13, at 8am PHT.
  • Armed Forces Network Television - Available to the US Armed Forces stationed outside of the United States.
  • China - LeTV2, China OTT, Wasu TV, Mango TV and Beijing IQIYI

Unless otherwise noted, the broadcasts will occur either live or within a week of the June 12 U.S. broadcast on CBS. Check local listings in advance to confirm air dates and times. All information is subject to change.

Broadway fans will have even more opportunities to get closer to the action this year in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Tony Awards. From now until the Awards show on June 12th, the Tony Awards will be celebrating the remarkable 2015-2016 Broadway season by highlighting the themes of this season that push the boundaries of creativity and industry. Special “Stories of Our Season” content will be available through TonyAwards.com and the Tony Awards social channels. Fans can also follow @TheTonyAwards on Snapchat for opening night coverage and takeovers by their favorite Broadway stars.

Long before the curtain goes up on the big night, viewers can follow the Tony Awards on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, beginning with live Red Carpet coverage. For the first-time ever, as an Official Sponsor of the 70th Annual Tony Awards and Presenting Sponsor of the Behind the Scenes Livestream, BroadwayHD will join forces with the Tony Awards to stream exclusive backstage content, including first reaction interviews with award winners moments after they receive their Awards, real-time reactions as winners are announced and behind-the-scenes looks as casts prepare to perform onstage and more.

For the second year, CBS All Access will offers an outlet for fans to watch the Awards live on their phones, tablets or computers (live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details).

The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards – hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden - will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. 

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About the Tony Awards

The 2016 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theater Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President.  Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2016 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2016 Tony Awards.

IBM - develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience anchored by TonyAwards.com; Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; Grant Thornton LLP – official professional services partner ; Nordstrom - official sponsor of Tony Awards Red Carpet and “Live on the Tony Awards Red Carpet Show”; City National Bank – official bank of the Tony Awards and presenting sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards; Porsche Cars North America, Inc., - presenting sponsor of the 2016 Tony Awards Gala; United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for the last 17 years; Coach – presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Green Room; BroadwayHD – official partner of the Tony Awards; FIJI Water - official water partner of the Tony Awards; La Crema - official wine partner of the Tony Awards; Paramount Hotel - official hotel partner of the Tony Awards; and People/Entertainment Weekly – the official magazine partners of the Tony Awards

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