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Here’s How To Watch The 2016 Oscars Online

February 28, 2016

By Eliza Berman

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 28, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. For those without an invite, the easiest way to catch the ceremony is by tuning into ABC at 7 p.m. ET for red carpet coverage and 8:30 p.m. ET for the main event.

A livestream of the Oscars will be available, with a catch: It’s limited to certain cities, and a pay TV subscription is required in order to access it. Viewers in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco can access the livestream via theWatch ABC App or as long as they have a TV provider account. If you don’t have a provider, you can also hook up a basic digital antenna to your TV.

For those who want to get in on the fashion action earlier, E! begins its online livestream of red carpet coverage at 5:25 p.m. ET. Behind-the-scenes Oscars coverage, dubbed The Oscars Backstage, will feature feeds from 20 different cameras on the Watch ABC App beginning at 7 p.m. And if all else fails, you can watch highlight videos posted to throughout the evening.

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