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HBO lands rights to inaugural ceremony

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) ” will kick off coverage of Inauguration Week with an exclusive Sunday, January 18, telecast of the star-studded opening ceremony, two before the saturation coverage of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration begins in earnest.

In 1993, HBO paid $1. to the Presidential Inaugural Committee to televise ’s kickoff from the Lincoln Memorial, something that annoyed non-HBO subscribers who weren’t able to the concert by Bob Dylan and .

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