The prestigious Academy Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday, millions of viewers will be anxiously watching to see who takes the coveted golden statues home. ABC has revealed its plans of offering 2014 Oscars streaming for the first time ever, the entire ceremony will be streamed though there’s one big catch. The stream will only be available on the Watch ABC website and mobile app, both of which require a cable subscription if users want to stream live content.
Oh, and it gets better, cue obvious sarcasm. Watch ABC isn’t available nationwide, subscribers based in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco will be the only ones able to catch the 2014 Oscars live stream on Watch ABC. Oscar fans will have to rely upon cable providers that support Watch ABC, such as Comcast, Verizon FiOS, Optimum as well as Google Fiber. Time Warner Cable subscribers are out of luck though.
Fans in locations other than the ones mentioned above will get access to behind the scenes as well as red carpet footage. This will be available to everyone in the U.S., even if they don’t have a cable subscription. Those looking to catch up on the Oscars through another method entirely can keep an eye on the Oscars.com website where essential updates will be posted shortly after they’re aired.