STV rolls out the red carpet and confirms exclusive coverage of the Oscars

The glitz and the glamour of the Oscars in Los Angeles will be aired on STV and the STV Player in March.

STV is the new home for coverage of the Oscars in Scotland.

Viewers will be able to experience the glitz and the glamour of the Oscars completely free and exclusively on STV and the STV Player, with a raft of programming to celebrate the highly-anticipated awards.

TV presenter and talk show host Jonathan Ross will present an Oscars companion show on STV alongside a panel of celebrity guests when the awards ceremony takes place in March.

Alongside the show, which will be presented by Ross, 63, from 10.30pm, on STV and STV Player there will also be live coverage from the Oscars red carpet.

Scottish presenter and actor Ross King will broadcast direct from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 9.30pm on Sunday March 10 in a live stream showcasing the celebrity attendees.

Viewers will also be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes content that will be loaded onto the platform throughout the night.

The full ceremony will be available to watch via livestream on the STV Player and a 90-minute highlights package of the ceremony will then air at 10.45pm on March 11.

Oscars content will kickstart on January 23 with the global stream of the Oscars nominations live, with times yet to be announced, hosted by ITV news broadcaster Charlene White and arts editor Nina Nannar.

The pair will discuss who is in with a chance of winning a famed gold statuette.

From February 26, a dedicated fast channel on ITVX will feature Oscar-nominated films from the past, including Monster’s Ball, Winter’s Bone, Black Narcissus and Precious.

Alongside this, an Oscars special of Ross’ Must-Watch Films show will be available.

In the run-up to the 96th Academy Awards, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women and ITV News will also cover the latest Oscars news.

Short-form content comprised of nominee profiles and features exploring the various VIP Oscars events will also be available to stream, alongside a collection of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Chicago, Flashdance, Ghost, No Country For Old Men and Pulp Fiction.

The Oscars has recognised excellence in cinematic achievements since 1929.

So far films including Poor Things, Barbie and Oppenheimer have led the way at awards ceremonies, with the Christopher Nolan-directed film picking up five gongs at the Golden Globes.

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