February 26, 2016
ABC is partnering with AOL, Comcast and Yahoo for Sunday’s “Oscars Backstage” live-streamed red carpet and behind-the-scenes webcast. Pay TV subscribers in eight markets — Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco — can access the live stream on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app. ABC has streaming access agreements with AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Google Fiber, Midcontinent, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS.
“The Oscars Backstage” offers four live video channels with perspectives from more than 20 cameras at the Dolby Theatre.
Orlando Jones, Diane Mizota, Matt Shively, Ben Lyons and Chris Connelly are scheduled to host “Backstage.” Samsung Electronics will serve as the presenting sponsor.
“The director’s cut from the best of the live backstage cameras will be available for free to anyone on ABC-operated Oscar.com, ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo,” reports Variety. Last year, “Oscars Backstage” was also available on Facebook.
The 88th Academy Awards will be televised on Sunday, starting at 7:00 pm Eastern (4:00 pm Pacific).