Twitter is partnering with IMDb to Live stream the Academy Awards next Monday, in direct competition with Nine and 9Now live streaming.
The move is likely to rile Free TV bosses who have argued against other platforms moving in on event television. Last year Twitter Live streamed the Melbourne Cup, which is on the anti-siphoning list.
Twitter’s stream will feature a companion show hosted by Dave Karger and Amazon’s Rachel Smith, from the IMDb industry viewing party.
Viewers can tune-in on Twitter, even if they don’t have a Twitter account, via Oscars Viewing Party from 12 Noon AEDT on Monday 27th February (ceremony begins 12:30pm).
Nine also broadcasts the Oscars Live from 12:30pm AEDT Monday.