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ABC, Motion Picture Academy Extend Oscar Telecast Contract Through 2028
In this Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs arrives at the 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the network will remain home to the Oscars®, Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028. The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards® adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020. 

“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.” 

“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,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. 

The 89th Academy Awards will be held Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.