Oscars streaming #fail: how it went down.

Molly Wood Mar 3, 2014
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Oscars streaming #fail: how it went down.

Molly Wood Mar 3, 2014
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Last night, ABC televison promised to stream the Oscars live online for the first time. But it failed.

Overloaded computer networks kept the Oscars largely out-of-view for more than two hours of the broadcast.

In the end, a television streaming service called Aereo — a competitor the TV networks hope to kill — won the night, just by being down for less of the time.

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