ABC Renews Oscar Contract Through 2020

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AMPAS agrees the network will keep the coveted broadcast for another six years with the contract extension.

ABC will keep the broadcast for the Academy Awards until 2020, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today.

The existing contract had been due to expire in 2014 before the extension.

"This contract ensures that the Oscar show will be an ABC tradition for 45 consecutive years,” said AMPAS President Tom Sherak. “ABC is absolutely the very best place for the Academy Awards."

International rights are covered by a separate agreement with Walt Disney International which runs through 2014.