The 86th annual Academy Awards are set to air tonight, Sunday, March 2nd beginning at 8pm ET on ABC, with red carpet coverage starting at 7pm ET. This year, ABC will be live streaming the show via its Watch ABC web and mobile platforms. As long as you are a subscriber to one of eight pay-TV providers, or have access to the corresponding accounts, you will be able to stream the whole show for free.
How to watch online:
You will have to log in to Watch ABC using your pay-TV account. There are eight participating cable/satellite companies: Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse. And one more catch, the service is only available in eight U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Fresno, California.
How to watch on mobile:
The Watch ABC app is available to download for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows mobile phones and tablets. However, again, in order to watch on your mobile device, you will need to be a subscriber to one of those eight services in one of those eight metro areas.
Additional backstage and red carpet will be available to anyone in the U.S. for free on Watch ABC’s website and mobile platforms.
For those who do not have access to watch on TV or online via ABC’s platforms, Mediaite will be covering the entire award show live Sunday night, posting video highlights as soon as they happen. Make sure to check out all of our Oscar coverage here.
Watch live streaming red carpet coverage below, via MTV:
[photo via ABC]
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