DISH, FiOS to air Obama concert free on HBO

Both DirecTV and FiOS have announced they will air the pre-inaugural special “We Are One” on Sunday, Jan. 18. The concert will be held at Lincoln Memorial park in Washington, D.C., with HBO covering the event. And here’s the good part. Both DISH and Verizon’s FiOS will bring you free viewing of the event on HBO.

DISH Network will provide live coverage of the event on HBO’s standard-def (Ch. 303) and high-definition (Ch. 303) beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. PT.

On Verizon, the special will be found on HBO East (Ch. 400), HBO HD (Ch. 899), HBO West (Ch. 401) and HBO West HD (Ch. 901) at 2:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 a.m. PST.

DirecTV has announced it will air multiple views of the event on their Interactive Mix Channel, in both standard and high-definition. The Interactive Mix Channels allows you to view several feeds at once and switch to them by clicking on the feed window.

Celebrities scheduled for the event include: Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Ashley Judd, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, Kal Penn, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Tiger Woods.

Artists scheduled to perform include: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Master Sgt. Caleb Green (U.S. Army), Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Bettye Lavette, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Bono from U2, Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder.

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