If you google this topic you’ll find several phony sites claiming to offer live streams. But the real thing is not available from the Oscar’s official site.Why not you ask? Well I’ll posit one reason. ABC is one of the legacy networks already available almost every where over the air and on cable/satellite. Streaming the duplicate content really wouldn’t do anything but deprive the traditional distribution channels of viewers.
What ABC has done actually makes more sense. They’ll stream complementary content NOT available on your TV. ABC wants you to download their Oscars App on your iPhone or iPad so you can watch exclusive content from 24 cameras on the facility.
I suppose the goal is to have the viewer now watching two screens instead of one. And each can offer new streams of revenue for ABC.
The App links into Facebook and Twitter which in this age of social media is an important function. Download the app and let us know if it adds any value to the experience. See you at the Oscars!