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.
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.