ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences declared that they have extended their agreement for eight more years, due to which the network will stay home to the Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ritual Oscars through 2028. The contract which was scheduled to get expired in 2020 has been extended for more eight years as per the new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards.
It seemed that everyone was quite happy with the extension of the deal as they quoted the following statements.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs the Academy President stated that “We’re honoured to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in broadcasting the most watched live entertainment event of the year,”. “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.”
Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group said that
“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,”. “Broadcast television brings together the biggest audiences with high-quality live events, and ABC has the brightest, boldest lineup in the business,” He later added “We look forward to teaming with the Academy to bring Oscar Sunday to even greater creative heights as we spotlight motion picture magic and honor the achievements of the most talented members of the film industry.”
Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson mentioned that “Both the Academy and ABC set high bars for excellence, and ABC has a proven passion to help us deliver a great show to our global audience. We couldn’t think of a more trusted collaborator to further our mission of inspiring and connecting the world through film.”
“We are elated the Oscars will continue to call ABC home,” was further added by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
The 89th Academy Awards will be held on 26th February at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood as well, and ABC will televise it live.