Posted on January 19, 2009
Free Access for All Subscribers to HBO's inaugural concert and DishHOME's six 24-hour news channels DISH Network Corporation, the nation's third largest pay-TV provider and the digital television leader, today announced that many of the events of the 56th Presidential Inauguration will be made available to DISH Network customers for free. These include HBO's coverage of the inaugural Opening Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 18, and continuing with six 24-hour news channels on DISH Network's interactive Ch. 100 simultaneously airing on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. "During this historic occasion, DISH Network subscribers have access to the inaugural events from the Opening Celebration featuring some of the world's top performers to coverage from the nation's most trusted news sources," said Michael Kelly, executive vice president for DISH Network. "DISH Network continues to provide customers with many options to enjoy their subscriptions so they do not miss out on some of the moments that matter the most." On Jan. 18, HBO will exclusively broadcast the inaugural celebration and make it available to all pay-TV subscribers. DISH Network will provide live coverage of the event on HBO's SD and HD channels 300 and 303 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. PT. with rebroadcasts at 7 p.m. ET on Ch. 300 and 7 p.m. PT on Ch. 303. HBO Latino subscribers will see the live broadcast beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET and the rebroadcast at 7 p.m. ET on Ch. 309*. The celebration will showcase musical performances by: Beyonce, Bono, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and many more. Also speaking will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifa and Denzel Washington. On Inauguration Day, DISH Network will offer unmatched coverage beginning at midnight ET on Jan. 20, 2009 and ending at midnight ET Jan. 21 on DishHOME Channel 100. Subscribers may tune into Ch. 100 to watch the mosaic featuring the following six networks: FOX News Channel (Ch. 205), CNN (Ch. 200), MSNBC (Ch. 209), CNN Headline News (Ch. 202), CSPAN (Ch. 210) and CSPN2 (Ch. 212). For more information on DISH Network programming or to order call 866-989-3474 or visit Dish Systems online.