Oscars 2015: Where to Watch Around the World

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Here is a look at TV networks and online outlets that will show the 87th Academy Awards in big European, Asian and Latin American markets.

For those who won't attend the 87th Academy Awards and happen to be outside the U.S. on Oscar Sunday, it can be difficult to figure out where to catch the awards show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

ABC, which has aired Hollywood's biggest night every year since 1976, will again kick off its Oscars coverage Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Meanwhile, international movie fans and people traveling can watch the ceremony on various TV networks and video sites abroad. Here is THR's guide to where the awards show will air in some of the big international markets.

America's neighbors have traditionally had it easy due to blanket coverage and similar time zones. National network CTV, along with its CTV Go and CTV.ca, will once again provide in-depth coverage. The action will start with a red-carpet special at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on CTV and CTV Go.

It will also air the ceremony, using the U.S. feed, starting at 8.30 p.m. ET/5.30 p.m. PT on CTV and CTV Go. CTV.ca and CTV Go will feature the Oscars press room feed and footage from a backstage “thank-you cam."


In Britain, pay TV operator Sky will show the Academy Awards on its Sky Movies service via a dedicated Sky Movies Oscars pop-up channel, starting with red-carpet coverage at 11:30 p.m., which will also be simulcast on the Sky Living network, followed by the ceremony that starts at 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning local time and should end around 4:30 a.m.

Sky's stand-alone online video service Now TV also offers a Sky Movies monthly pass. Sky Movies is also available on other pay TV providers in Britain, including cable operator Virgin Media and telecom giant BT.

Free-to-air broadcaster ProSieben will air the ceremony in Germany, starting at 12:40 a.m. local time with a pre-show, followed by live coverage from 1:30 a.m. The entire show will also be streamed live on www.ProSieben.de. The network will offer a repeat airing and, at 5 p.m. local time on Monday, an Oscars highlights show.

Vivendi-owned pay TV channel operator CanalPlus will air the show live and unencrypted, so people who don't subscribe to the pay channel can also watch, starting at 2:25 a.m. Monday morning Paris time. Before that, the network will have red-carpet coverage starting at 12:05 a.m., hosted by Didier Allouch and Laurent Weil. A highlights program and rebroadcast of the ceremony will air Monday night, but encrypted.

Sky Italia's Sky Cinema Oscar channel will go live on the red-carpet at 10:50 p.m. local time on Sunday and then air the whole ceremony live. They'll replay the entire show Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. local time.


Pay TV channel Canal Plus +1 will air the Oscars ceremony in Spain live starting at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning local time. There will be a repeat at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The channel also does its own red-carpet coverage starting at 1:00 a.m.

Just like last year, the Oscars will not air live in Russia, even though a Russian entry, Leviathan, is nominated in the best foreign-language film category. State-run free-to-air network Channel One will air a short taped version of the awards ceremony at midnight on Feb. 23, about 20 hours after the ceremony takes place in Los Angeles. The network would not provide any reasons for its decision.

Nine Network, the country's second-ranked free-to-air broadcaster, will go live at 12:30 p.m. local time on Monday. A repeat will air at 8:30 p.m. on Nine's digital multichannel service Gem. Nine does its own red-carpet coverage hosted by show-business reporter Richard Wilkins and also carries Extra with Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos.

Rival network Seven is sending breakfast TV host Samantha Armytage to cover the red carpet live, and pay TV network Foxtel will offer fans Live From the Red Carpet live via E! Entertainment.

The Oscars will air live at 9:30 a.m. Monday local time in China. This year, for the first time, the exclusive live broadcast rights went to M1905, the website of the state broadcaster’s movie channel CCTV 6. The awards are also shown on CCTV 6 later in the day.

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The Wowow satellite channel, which has offered the Academy Awards ceremony since 2000, will once again air it live starting at 9 a.m. Monday morning Japan time. Red-carpet coverage will be followed by the ceremony. A repeat is set for 9 p.m. local time.

CJ E&M's cable network Channel CGV will again air the Oscars live starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday local time.

The Star Movies channel, part of 21st Century Fox's Star India will offer live coverage starting at 5:30 a.m. local time with the red-carpet followed by the ceremony. A repeat is scheduled for 8.30 p.m. on Monday.

Cable network TNT Latin America will show the red carpet starting at 8:30 p.m. local time, followed by the ceremony an hour later. Broadcaster Globo will also air the Academy Awards.

Other Latin American Countries
TNT Latin America will air the red carpet and show live in Argentina and Chile (red carpet starts 8:30 p.m. local time), Colombia, Peru, Panama and Ecuador (starting at 6:30 p.m.), Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala (starting at 5:30 p.m.) and Venezuela (starting at 7 p.m. local time). Coverage will also be available for live streaming on TNT Go in Argentina and Colombia.

Email: Georg.Szalai@THR.com
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