Where to watch the Oscars live online


ABC (S DIS) is writing Academy Awards history Sunday night by live streaming the event through its Watch ABC apps and website starting at 5:30pm PT (8:30pm ET). Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a catch: Watch ABC is only available to pay TV subscribers of certain providers, and in certain markets. Here’s where to watch the live stream, and how it will work:

Who can watch. The live stream of the 2014 Oscars is only available to subscribers of the following TV service providers: Comcast(s cmcsa), Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter(s chtr) Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon(s vz) FiOS, Google(s goog) Fiber and AT&T U-verse(s t). Dish and DirecTV(s dtv) subscribers are left out, as are Time Warner Cable(s twc) subscribers.

But even a contract with the right TV provider doesn’t automatically get you access to the live stream: You also have to be in an area where Disney owns the local…

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