Oscar night to be ruined by digital TV switchover


In the wake of record low viewership for last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, those involved with the show coming up in January are launching a pre-emptive strike to blame the switchover to digital TV as the reason nobody watches the show in 2009.

The program will air five days after the initial switchover and some fear that confusion and/or procrastination could lead to a handful of old-timers and neophytes missing the show. Whatever the case, if numbers are down it won’t be because Hollywood keeps remaking old movies without coming up with any new ideas or that the show is, like, eight hours long with commercials every five minutes.

[via Variety]