SocialTV and Second Screen Firsts Abound at 83rd Oscars

In one of many Oscars “firsts” this year, ABC has announced it will be Live Streaming behind-the-scenes footage, and viewers can buy an “all-access” pass for $4.99. See the Yidio News commentary here. On the App front, ABC and the Academy will be engaging the television multitaskers with Oscars Backstage Pass – available on iTunes.  Summarized nicely on Lost Remote, a few of the reporters who will be crowdsourcing thier Red Carpet questions on Twitter. Yidio users can earn a chance to win 5,000 Yidio credits by voting for their  83rd Annual Academy Award picks. Tune-in online or on television, the Oscars will be broadcast on February 27th at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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