HBO lands rights to inaugural ceremony


NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) ” HBO will kick off coverage of Inauguration Week with an exclusive Sunday, January 18, telecast of the star-studded opening ceremony, two days before the saturation coverage of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration begins in earnest.In 1993, HBO paid $1.5 million to the Presidential Inaugural Committee to televise Bill Clinton’s kickoff from the Lincoln Memorial, something that annoyed non-HBO subscribers who weren’t able to watch the concert by Bob Dylan and Diana Ross.This time around, HBO — which has been HBO land s rights to inaugural ceremony – Yahoo! News.


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