The awards body has tweaked its qualification criteria so that shows could be eligible even if they premiere outside of the UK.
The intitative supports UK actors from under-represented backgrounds.
Musical drama secures hat-track of nominations including a best actress nod for Jessie Buckley.
Bafta upholds theatrical eligibility rules for film awards but promises closer scrutiny of all entrants
Bafta says it will encourage Netflix and Sky to reveal box office figures for the films they enter.
Bafta have also announced that the original music category will be renamed original score.
UK distributors will be able to release films up to four weeks after the awards ceremony.
Entertainer currently shooting The Trip To Greece with Rob Brydon.
Bafta will move next door and its activities will continue.
Me+You Productions co-founder takes over from Neal Street Pictures’ Pippa Harris.