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Oscars will stream behind-the-scenes footage -- for a price

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Image Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesThe Oscars will be offering a live stream of red carpet and behind-the-scenes events, some of which will be free, and some of which will be behind a $4.99 pay-wall. It’s part of an attempt to reel in younger viewers, according to Ad Age. I mean, if there’s anything young people love, it’s paying for online content! They love it. They love it more than sexting.

The plan is to have “20 to 30 cameras” streaming non-televised content, like the winners’ speeches in the press room.

I can’t be the only person who generally watches TV with a laptop in her lap, so the idea of linking the content from my television screen to my computer screen is incredibly appealing. And yet… $5 for a one-time affair seems a bit pricey.

Would you shell out for even more backstage footage, PopWatchers? Or is the telecast enough for you?

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