Where to watch the Oscars live online

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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, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse. Dish and DirecTV subscribers are left out, as are Time Warner Cable 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 ABC station, which is the case in…

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By J. Catherine Andrew Posted in Blog

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