Singapore: HBO to Broadcast the Oscars in Asia

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The show will be aired live in 18 territories across the region

HBO will be the new broadcast home to the Oscars in Asia beginning with the 87th Academy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harrison on Feb. 22, 2015.

HBO subscribers across 18 Asian territories will get access to a broad range of live Oscars coverage, from the nominees announcement and red carpet segments to the 87th Academy Awards show and backstage access to the winners.

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“With HBO as the new home of the Oscars in Asia, Hollywood’s most watched and anticipated television event is now available live to subscribers as a complete Oscars experience,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, from the Singapore Media Festival on Tuesday. “And for the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, viewers can watch winners backstage in a live feed, shown to Asian viewers on HBO.”

HBO will broadcast the live Oscar nominations announcement on Jan. 15 at 9:30 p.m. (Singapore/China time). The Academy Awards show will begin with HBO's live red carpet coverage at 6 a.m. on Feb. 23, with the official show kicking off at 9:30 a.m. local time.

FOX Movies Premium held the rights to the Academy Awards last year.  

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