HBO is the new home of the Oscars in Asia

Next year's Oscars will be hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris. His first time hosting the event. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Next year's Oscars will be hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris. His first time hosting the event. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

HBO Asia announced today that HBO is the new home of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. Subscribers across 18 territories can tune in to the entire process live on HBO Asia's channels - from the nominee announcement and red carpet segments, to the 87th Academy Awards show and backstage access to the winners. HBO Asia is the only regional network for the Academy Awards.

"With HBO as the new home of the Oscars in Asia, Hollywood's most watched and anticipated television event is now available live to subscribers as a complete Oscars experience," said Jonathan Spink, chief executive officer of HBO Asia. "And for the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, viewers can watch winners backstage in a live feed, shown to Asian viewers on HBO."

Earlier this year, the awards were shown on Fox Movies Premium channel in Singapore.

The prestigious awards show honours the year's best films, performances and achievements in cinema and will be hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris in 2015. This is the first time he is hosting the event.

The schedule of programmes is as follows. The live nominations announcement will be on Jan 15 at 9.30pm. On the day of the Oscars on Feb 23, the red carpet arrivals start at 6am with the ceremony itself beginning at 9.30am.

Go to hboasia.com for more information.