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ABC OFFERS FREE APP FOR WATCHING OSCARS

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Working with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ABC has updated the free iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch “Oscars” app it introduced last year that will allow viewers to access any of six cameras set up at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for the Feb. 26 event presumably just for the online coverage. After downloading the app from Apple’s iTunes store, users will be able to augment their TV viewing experience by selecting any of the six cameras and manipulating the camera angle, ABC said. They’ll also be able to check out buzz about the awards on Twitter and comment about the telecast, beginning with the network’s red carpet coverage. During the awards telecast, they’ll also be able to switch to a camera showing the goings-on backstage. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, ABC digital media exec Karin Gilford said, “Our team really listened to what fans had to say last year [about the Oscars app] and made a huge effort to build on the things that worked and make them even better.”