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Film News: Comcast & ABC-TV Announce ‘The Oscars’ Immersive Experience on Xfinity X1

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CHICAGO – For the second year in a row, Comcast, ABC-TV and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are partnering up for an “immersive” TV experience on The Oscars telecast. This year’s The Oscars experience will include more than 1500 hours of extra content, as well as live streams of backstage activity and the red carpet, interactive voice commands and enhanced extras – all on TV with Xfinity X1.

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Screen Shot of the Immersive Experience for The Oscars on Comcast’s Xfinity X1
Photo credit: MyXfinity.com

The Oscars on X1 will feature an “All-Access” digital stream, with red carpet footage and backstage cameras, a voice command feature on the X1 remote that will allow their customers to call up a film on their system, with new sound/picture features, and of course an expansive on-demand film feature on more than 700 Oscar-winning films of the past, and soon, the present. The day-after feature includes the full show and highlights from the evening’s biggest moments.

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on February 26th, 2017, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, and will be broadcast on ABC-TV beginning at 7pm ET/6pm CT. For more information on the Xfinity X1 immersive TV experience with The Oscars, For more information about this event and the Gene Siskel Film Center, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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