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Oscars will stream for free on the Internet for the first time

The 86th Annual Academy Awards takes place on Sunday and will be available to Internet users for free

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:50 pm

Television broadcaster ABC confirmed the Oscars award show will be aired online with pre-show, live Oscars coverage, and post-show content available on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

 

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The WATCH ABC service will be available to cable subscribers using Comcast, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Google Fiber, Verizon FiOS, or AT&T U-Verse in the following select markets: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham, or Fresno.

 

"For instance, if one of your favorite actors wins an award, you can see the great acceptance speech and then on 'The Oscars Backstage' experience follow them to a Thank You Cam where they can give a longer speech," said Karin Gilford, ABC Television Network SVP of Digital Media, in a statement.

 

The 86th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 2.

 

Live sporting events, award shows, and other major television programs are finding great success by introducing online viewing - along with added content - to enhance the viewing experience.

NEWS SOURCES:Theepochtimes.com

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