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Academy Award to be streamed live to Watch ABC app

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Academy Award to be streamed live to Watch ABC app
The 86th Academy Awards will be streamed live this Sunday to those using the Watch ABC app. But ABC will only offer the entire program to those who are subscribers to certain cable-TV networks in specific markets. Those cable networks taking part in the live stream include AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications and Verizon FiOS. The locations where the live stream will be available include Los Angeles; San Francisco; Fresno, Calif.; Houston; Chicago; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Philadelphia and New York.

Samsung Galaxy will be sponsoring once again, the "Oscars Backstage" which is open to all Watch ABC users whether or not they are subscribers to the participating cable networks mentioned above. There will be three channels with 15 cameras that include the "thank-you cam," winners’ walk and the press room. Video highlights and the "Oscars Backstage" clips will be available 5 to 10 minutes after they air live. Verified users will have "on demand" access to the entire telecast for three days after the live show.

ABC has also decided to take down its dedicated Oscars app, which first launched in 2011 to stream backstage and red carpet action. As we said, those with the Watch ABC app will be able to view those activities free. ABC will start its telecast of the Academy Awards Sunday, March 2nd at 7pm EST. The Watch ABC app is available at Oscar.com, ABC.com, and WatchABC.com. It is also available via iOS and Android apps found at the App Store and Google Play Store respectively.

Besides the Oscars, those with authenticated access to Watch ABC will be able to view the Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special, which will be streamed live this Sunday after local news on the East Coast and at 10pm PST in the West.

source: Variety via AndroidInsider

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posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:48

1. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 112; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

Cool feature but they don't need an academy award. They use to put missed tv show episodes on there website/app the very next day. They still do but you have to sign in with a cable provider account to watch instantly, if not you have to wait an entire week!. This is free HD tv, why should I need to provide an account when I don't have cable? Lots of people are pissed that they made this switch. Most people are saying goodbye to cable nowadays because the cable companies keep upping the bill and deleting channels and translating English channels into Spanish. Unless you're rich, you don't have anything to worry about. They need to switch back or they are gonna piss off even more people. I know I am.

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