Monday, February 25, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you missed any of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, you're in luck. ABC and the Academy are offering Oscar fans in the U.S. three days to watch it online — for free.
For the first time, viewers can stream the show in its entirety (see video above to watch). They can also watch on ABC.com, the ABC Player app and Hulu. The show is also be available via ABC On Demand, the network’s fast forward-disabled VOD service.
The Oscars, in its entirety, is available to stream until Wednesday, Feb. 27, at midnight EST.
“Tonight’s show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking. This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation,” said Karin Gilford, Senior Vice President of Digital Media, ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “It’s also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night.”
"Our goal is to give fans as many ways to enjoy and engage with the Oscars as possible and this will provide another great opportunity for them,” said Christina Kounelias, the Academy’s Chief Marketing Officer.
The full streaming will be advertiser supported with 15- or 30-second video ads running intermittently from Blue Diamond, Diet Coke, Hyundai, JC Penney, Samsung and The University of Phoenix.