Jonathan Ross To Host ITV UK Oscars Coverage
Jonathan Ross is to host the UK coverage of the Oscars as the world’s biggest movie awards ceremony shifts to ITV for the first time. ITV has unveiled its coverage for the 96th Academy Awards, with Ross hosting an Oscars party on March 10 from 10.30 p.m. GMT (2.30 p.m. PT) and an official stream of the Oscars red carpet set for ITVX along with behind-the-scenes content. The following day, the full ceremony will be streamed on ITVX and there will be a highlights package on ITV 1 in the evening. ITV will also showcase the nominations in a few days time and, from February 26, launch a FAST channel on ITVX with Oscar-nominated movies. ITV is attempting to give the ceremony a shot in the arm in the UK after picking up the rights from Sky following a two-decade run that had in recent years seen declining audiences.
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