The great Hollywood will declare its best actor, actress, director and its best film for the year 2017 on 4th of March. Many firms and streaming platforms are fighting for the streaming rights. With the award season coming to a close, Oscars has garnered special attention among its fans.
ABC Network’s second-screen Academy Awards experience will be streamed on Facebook for the second year in a row. ABC Network has struck a deal with Facebook to live stream The Oscars: All Access. Last year's All Access show won an Emmy for creative achievement in the interactive media with an unscripted program category.
As the award show will air live on ABC, Facebook users will be able to view “The Oscars: All Access” through Facebook Watch. The Academy’s show page, ABC Television Network’s Facebook page, Oscar.com, and ABCNews.com will all have the streaming link.
The user can stream the whole event with access to red carpet coverage, backstage, and behind-the-scenes footage, and live ‘look-ins’ to the Oscars broadcast itself. Including this, viewers on Facebook will also be able to ask for a ‘digital autograph’ from their favorite stars.
As the fight for digital supremacy is increasing, a handful of firms are competing to own the streaming space, whether it’s Hulu and YouTube with live streaming products or incumbents like ABC, CBS and others creating digital streaming products to air their content. But nowadays even social networks like Facebook and Twitter, which are working their way into live streaming via major events like NFL games and awards shows.
This isn’t Facebook’s first go at an event like this. In January, it aired the Golden Globes red carpet pre-show.
The stream begins on March 4 at 6:30 pm ET.