People will be able to live stream ABC’s telecast of the Oscars on Feb. 28 through ABC.com or the WATCH ABC app — but only if they have an account with a participating TV provider in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham or San Francisco.
However, “The Oscars Backstage” second experience will be available to all on Oscar.com.
Presented again this year by Samsung, “The Oscars Backstage” will allow viewers to choose from four channels sourced from more than 20 live cameras strategically placed on the red carpet and backstage at the Dolby Theatre. Pre-show channels include Director’s Cut, Arrivals, Fashion and Red Carpet. During the show, the channels are Director’s Cut (including the popular Thank You cam), Audience, Backstage and Press Rooms.
It will be hosted by group of TV personalities including actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones, actress and TV personality Diane Mizota, actor Matt Shively, film critic and entertainment reporter Ben Lyons, and entertainment and sports reporter Chris Connelly.
The director’s cut from the best of the live backstage cameras will also be available on ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo.
Hosted by Chris Rock, “The 88th Oscars” will be telecast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. It will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.