published Friday, February 28th, 2014

Oscars to stream live online for first time

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    Chris Hemsworth, left, and President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs pose at the 86th Academy Awards nomination ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and ABC announced Thursday that Sunday's telecast will be available online and on mobile devices. A cable or satellite subscription login is required for the live stream at Oscar.com and ABC.com, or via the mobile app WatchABC.com.

The live stream will be available in eight cities where ABC owns the local station: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Fresno, Calif. It's also available only to subscribers of select cable companies: Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse.

The 86th annual Oscars will be broadcast live Sunday from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre.

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