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For those who won’t attend the 88th Academy Awards and happen to be outside the U.S. on Oscar Sunday, it can be difficult to figure out where to watch the awards show.
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 with red-carpet arrivals, followed 90 minutes later by the awards ceremony. Viewers can tune in to ABC on their television or live-stream the Oscars on ABC.com or on the Watch ABC app.
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 neighbor to the north, with similar time zones, loves the Oscars.
National network CTV, along with its CTV Go service and CTV.ca, will provide blanket coverage, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with eTalk at the Oscars red-carpet special. eTalk is the only Canadian entertainment news show broadcasting live from the Oscars red carpet.
That will be followed at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT by the Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet special, using the ABC TV feed.
Then at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, CTV and CTV Go will air the ceremony itself.
The network also will feature the Oscars press room feed and footage from a backstage “thank-you cam.”
TNT Latin America will begin red-carpet coverage at 5:30 p.m. Central Time, and the ceremony will air at 6:30 p.m. It will also offer online coverage through its TNT Go service.
Also offering a live Oscars broadcast is Mexican free-to-air network Azteca 7, with coverage of the awards show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Rest of Latin America
TNT Latin America will also air the show live across the rest of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and the Caribbean) in addition to Mexico, as well as online through TNT Go.
A live red-carpet show will be hosted by Liza Echeverria and longtime host and Oscar-winning producer Axel Kuschevatzky.
TNT will also offer a “choose your host” option. Different TV celebrities and reporters will comment on the show live through audio channels available on TNT Latin America’s website.
The local times for the red-carpet kickoff are as follows:
Argentina, Chile and Brazil: 8:30 p.m.
Colombia, Peru, Panama and Ecuador: 6:30 p.m.
Costa Rica and Guatemala: 5:30 p.m.
Venezuela: 7 p.m.
The Nine Network, the country’s second-ranked free-to-air broadcaster, has the exclusive rights to the Oscars telecast and will air the awards live in local time on Monday, Feb. 28.
The network is also streaming the ceremony live for the first time on its newly launched 9Now online service.
In a year when Mad Max: Fury Road scored a record number of nominations for an Australian film, Nine will have showbiz reporter Richard Wilkins on the red carpet crossing over live to Nine’s breakfast and morning TV shows in the lead-up to the ceremony.
The Oscars air live in South Africa and across the African continent on pay TV operator M-Net’s M-Net Movies Premiere channel starting at 3:30 a.m. local time.
“Africa’s leading pay-television operator M-Net has been screening the Academy Awards across the African continent for many decades and it remains a popular event on our schedule,” said M-Net’s head of publicity. “It is usually broadcast live on our M-Net Movies Premiere channel with a delayed screening on our flagship channel M-Net on the same evening. Since its inception close to 30 years ago, movies have played a seminal part of M-Net’s schedules and our viewers love staying in touch with the latest developments on the movie scene and celebrating the biggest night on the annual Hollywood movie calendar with their favorite stars.”
Pay TV giant Sky will be showing the ceremony on its Oscars pop-up channel, Sky Movies Oscars, which temporarily takes over the Sky Movies Greats channel through March 6.
The ceremony will be at 1:30 a.m. local time and will be preceded by a live preview show at 11:30 p.m. hosted by Alex Zane and Zoe Ball and featuring coverage from the red carpet.
The ceremony will then be repeated the following day, and highlights will also be shown on the Sky Living network.
Sky Movies Oscars has also been featuring big winners from 2015 and a host of all-time classics, including the likes of Gladiator, The Godfather and Forrest Gump.
Commercial network ProSieben has the Oscars covered, dedicating the entire night of the 28th and into the morning of the 29th to the Academy Awards and also airing the entire ceremony, from the red carpet on, live on its website.
The network kicks off at 8:15 p.m. local time with The Great Gatsby, tipping its hand that it anticipates an Oscar win for Gatsby star Leonardo DiCaprio (for The Revenant).
Just after 11 p.m., ProSieben starts its Oscar Countdown, hosted by Annemarie Carpendale, looking at the “greatest Hollywood moments” of past Oscar winners.
Live coverage of the Academy Awards begins at 12:35 a.m. with red-carpet arrivals. The ceremony itself kicks off at 2:30 a.m. local time.
For those who need an earlier night, ProSieben will carry highlights of the Oscars on its entertainment magazine Red! on Monday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. local time.
The Oscars ceremony will air live and unecrypted on France’s CanalPlus, with hosts Didier Allouch and Laurent Weil starting red-carpet coverage at midnight until the ceremony begins at 2:30 a.m. local time Monday.
Viewers can tune in to see if France’s best foreign-language film entry, Mustang, beats out Hungarian favorite Son of Saul.
The full red carpet and ceremony will be replayed Monday night beginning at 8 p.m. There will also be a one-and-a-half hour highlight show Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The Oscars will air live exclusively in Italy starting at 10:25 p.m. on Sky Italia’s Sky Cinema Oscar HD, a temporary channel dedicated to Academy Award-winning movies that will broadcast from Feb. 20 to March 6.
The replay of the ceremony will air on the channel Feb. 29 at 10:20 a.m. and again at 9:10 p.m. with a Best of the Oscars night planned.
Pay TV provider Telefonica will offer a preshow with its own live red-carpet coverage on its premium film channel, Canal Plus Premieres, starting at 1:00 a.m., followed by the full ceremony on the same channel starting at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning local time.
There will be a repeat in primetime at 10 p.m. Monday night.
Duna TV, an entertainment channel that is part of Hungary’s six-channel public broadcaster, MTVA, will air the Oscar ceremony live — a first for Hungarian television — with Hungarian Holocaust feature Son of Saul the favorite to win the best foreign-language film award.
Live red-carpet coverage will be followed by the Academy Awards ceremony, which starts at 2:30 a.m. local time Monday. An audience of up to 200,000 is expected to tune in, according to experts.
CanalPlus will be the only Polish service to air the ceremony live. It will go live with a red-carpet report beginning at 1:55 a.m.
Edited highlights will air on Tuesday, March 1, starting at 9 p.m. Both shows will also be available on the Canal Plus VOD service.
Just like in the two previous years, the Oscars will not air live in Russia.
State-run free-to-air network Channel One will air a short taped highlights version of the awards ceremony on Monday night, about 18 hours after the ceremony takes place in Los Angeles.
In 2014, the previously scheduled live broadcast was canceled due to tensions in neighboring Ukraine. The network has never provided any reasons for its decision to air taped versions.
The Oscars will air live on Monday at 9:30 a.m. local time in China.
For the second year running, the exclusive live broadcast rights went to M1905, the website of the state broadcaster’s movie channel CCTV 6. The awards also will be shown on CCTV 6 later in the day.
The Wowow satellite network, which has carried the Academy Awards ceremony since 2000, will once again air it on its Prime channel live starting at 9 a.m. Monday morning Japan time.
Red-carpet coverage will be followed by the ceremony, presented by Jon Kabira and Aya Takeshima. A repeat is set for 9 p.m. Monday local time.
CJ E&M’s cable network CGV, devoted to movies, will again air the Oscars live starting 10 a.m. Monday morning local time.
CJ also owns the country’s largest multiplex cinema chain and is currently showing 20 nominated films in its indie/art house theater CGV Arthouse.
21st Century Fox’s Star India will air the Oscars on its Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD channels live at 5:30 a.m. Monday, beginning with the red-carpet arrivals.
The coverage will also be streamed on the network’s digital platform, hotstar. A primetime repeat will air on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD the same evening at 8:30 p.m.
Elsewhere in Asia
HBO Asia is airing the Oscars live in Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Palau, Singapore, South Korea (U.S. military bases only), Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Starting with the live airing and streaming of the Oscars red carpet, the complete Academy Awards show will be carried live on HBO and HBO Go, HBO Asia. The network will also be creating a microsite online, where it will carry red-carpet highlights, candid reactions not shown during the TV coverage, plus backstage interviews and web exclusive footage — all at
Reporting live from the red carpet, HBO Asia’s social media crew and Taiwanese-American host Janet Hsieh will offer exclusive front-row reports and interaction with the stars. The live broadcast start times will vary depending on the times zones of each territory.
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