“Lower ratings in recent years doesn’t automatically equate to a distribution issue. It is likely to be more of a content issue. The Board of Governors and the producers behind the Oscars show should rethink how to make its three-plus hours more engaging.”
With a growing sense of broadcast obsolescence, some speculate that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is quietly considering fleeing Disney-ABC for Netflix streaming when it comes to the Academy Awards telecast. Featured in The New York Observer, Vivaldi Partner Marie Chan discusses what the Oscars could do to improve viewership and indicates aspects of the show that could use a refresh to make the program more engaging. Would the AMPAS truly benefit from streaming, or are there other fixes to its declining viewership?