Neither Verizon nor Bright House Networks can provide those oh-so-snazzy interactive mix channels like DirecTV
and DISH Network
can, but what they -- along with a few other providers, most likely -- can
do is provide free access to HBO for a day. This Sunday (that's tomorrow for the continental US, the day after tomorrow for Point Hope, AK, Kihei, HI and surrounding areas), FiOS TV and BHN digital TV subscribers will all be given a fee-free look at HBO's exclusive live broadcast of the "We Are One: The Obama Inauguration Celebration" concert from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Better still, both carriers are providing HD feeds for those looking for the best in clarity (read: you), and those scouting the full lineup of artists and speakers can find just that in the links below. Trust us, this is like a hundred million times better than trying to get within 50 miles of The District this weekend.Read
- Verizon announcementRead
- Bright House Networks announcementRead
- Time Warner Cable announcementUpdate
: Turns out, HBO's letting anyone with a STB tune in gratis
. Classy move.
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