PHILIPPINES – HBO Asia today announced that HBO is the new home of the Academy Awards®, also known as the Oscars®. Subscribers across 18 territories can enjoy the complete Oscars® experience broadcast live on HBO Asia’s channels – from the nominee announcement and red carpet segments, to the 87th Academy Awards® show and for the first time ever, backstage access to the winners. HBO Asia is the only regional network for the Academy Awards®.
“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, HBO Asia. “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.”
The biggest awards show in the world which honours the year’s best films, performances and achievements in cinema will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris in 2015. This is the first time Harris is hosting Hollywood’s most prestigious, glamorous and eagerly awaited event of the year.
Viewers in Asia can catch the complete live broadcast of all the Oscars® programmes on HBO and HBO HD at the following times*:
- 15 January 2015, 9.30pm– Live Oscar Nominations Announcement
- 23 February 2015, 6.00am– On The Red Carpet – The Arrivals
- 23 February 2015, 8.00am– Oscars® Red Carpet Live – Pre Show
- 23 February 2015, 9.30am– The 87th Annual Academy Awards® – Live
- 23 February 2015, 12.30pm– On The Red Carpet – The Winners
The Oscars® Red Carpet Live – Pre Show will encore at 7.30pm on February 23, 2015 on HBO / HBO HD, followed by the 87th Annual Academy Awards®. Catch encores of the complete Oscars® experience with subtitles from 23 February 2015 till 8 March 2015 on the above channels as well as on HBO SIGNATURE, HBO ON DEMAND and HBO GO.
Log on to hboasia.com for more timings of Oscars® programmes as well as the live streaming of backstage cameras including the Oscars® Thank You Cam and the Interview / Press Room.