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Oscars to appear on ABC through 2014

ABC has broadcast 56 of the total 61 televised ceremonies
/ Source: The Associated Press

Oscar is going to keep its home on ABC for six more years.

The network’s deal to televise the Academy Awards has been extended through 2014, Frank Pierson, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said Monday.

“By the end of this new extension, ABC will have carried 38 consecutive Oscar telecasts, and 56 of the 61 ceremonies ever televised,” Pierson said.

The existing deal for domestic broadcasts between ABC and the academy was due to expire in 2008. International rights are covered under a separate agreement with Buena Vista International which runs through 2010.