ABC Extends Oscars Broadcasts Through ’28

The new deal will take the network’s live coverage of the film awards through the Academy Awards' 100th anniversary.

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the network will remain home to the Oscars through 2028.

“We’re honored to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in broadcasting the most watched live entertainment event of the year,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “In 2028, we’ll mark the Oscars 100th anniversary, and ABC is the perfect partner to help us celebrate the magic of movies with our fans. On behalf of the Academy, I thank Jim Gianopulos, our Academy treasurer and chair of the board’s finance committee, and Disney|ABC’s Ben Sherwood, for leading these efforts.”

Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, said: “After hosting the Academy Awards more than 50 times, ABC has become the home for Hollywood’s most prestigious and glamorous night of television. With this new landmark agreement, ABC is proud to showcase the Oscars all the way to their centennial celebration in 2028.”

The 89th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Ellen Samrock says:

August 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

The fact that the Oscars are slowly losing viewers obviously doesn’t bother ABC. The desirable Oscar demo, upscale females, seems to be holding and what advertisers are most interested in.

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