AP, Livestream Team Up on Oscars Red Carpet

APLiveOscars.jpgThe Associated Press is heading to the Oscars, teaming up with Livestream to bring fans all of the red-carpet action from the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, with Oscars Red Carpet coverage via AP Live.

AP said the embeddable video widget offers live feeds, social-media connections, on-demand clips, photos, and entertainment news.

Oscars Red Carpet will be hosted by AP global entertainment editor Alicia Quarles, who will report live Sunday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. ET. In addition, AP reporters will post updates on Twitter and Facebook during the ceremony and the after-parties.

The Oscars Red Carpet will also be available via the AT&T Entertainment Website, which is open to any user.

AP global director of entertainment products Michael Dutton said:

This is the biggest Hollywood event of the year, and we are excited to introduce a new way for breaking news and entertainment fans to experience the Oscars. We’re thrilled to team up with Livestream, as AP continues to pioneer the distribution of packaged news and event content using emerging technologies.

Livestream CEO Max Haot added:

Through this strategic content and platform deal, we have launched the AP Live player, which will feature year-round entertainment-events coverage and daily live celebrity interviews. We look forward to supporting AP as they move forward to cultivate their events-based reporting for millions of fans across all screens and platforms.