Associated Press, Livestream team to stream live online pre-Oscar coverage

Can't get enough of the Oscars? Really dying to know what Eva Longoria and Keira Knightly will be wearing this year? You're not alone, and you have some new tools available to you to help keep you ahead of the crowd at this year's 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday at the Kodak Theater in L.A.

The Associated Press will be capturing celebrity arrivals from 6-8 p.m. ET and streaming them live online via Livestream. "Oscars Red Carpet" already is up and running with Oscar features like celebrity interviews, packaged features and content that will draw Oscar-ites like moths to a flame.

In addition to the live coverage of celebrities strutting their stuff on the way into the awards show, AP reporters will post updates via Twitter and Facebook.

"This is the biggest Hollywood event of the year, and we are excited to introduce a new way for breaking news and entertainment fans to experience the Oscars," said AP Global Director of Entertainment Products Michael Dutton. "We're thrilled to team up with Livestream, as AP continues to pioneer the distribution of packaged news and event content using emerging technologies."

Livestream CEO Max Haot said the AP LIVE player would provide year-round celebrity news and features from AP.

"We look forward to supporting AP as they move forward to cultivate their events-based reporting for millions of fans across all screens and platforms," he said.

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