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ABC To Stream Oscars Online For First Time

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 27, 2014 at 1:03PM

For the first time ever, The Oscars preshow and full awards telecast will stream live online.
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For the first time ever, The Oscars preshow and full awards telecast will stream live online.

Come Sunday, verified WATCH ABC will have access to the show through the following providers: Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse in ABC’s eight Owned Station markets – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. 

After it airs, the full Oscars telecast and pre-show will also be available on demand via WATCH ABC for verified viewers for three days, through Wednesday, March 5.  

“We’re extremely proud of how much the Oscar Digital Experience has evolved,” said Albert Cheng, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, Disney/ABC Television Group. “This year more people than ever before will have access to the backstage streams and verified WATCH ABC viewers will be able to participate in the most interactive Oscars to date, seamlessly navigating between the pre-show, telecast and The Oscars Backstage experience on their mobile devices.”

The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

This article is related to: Academy Awards, Academy Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Television, TV News, ABC