More programming news on the Obama Inauguration which takes place early on Wednesday morning (Australian time) with word that Network TEN will screen TEN News Presentation: Inauguration of Barack Obama.
This is an unusual move by TEN, which was the only network the didn’t expand its daytime coverage when Obama won the election. But it will screen extensive coverage beginning at 1:30am Wednesday to 6am.
This now leaves Seven -most unusually- as the only network not to declare any dedicated coverage of the event outside of normal programming.
Meanwhile SBS has also added a star-studded concert to its line-up, to screen at 3pm Wednesday.
Special: Obama Inaugural Celebration – Directly following the World News Australia Special: President Obama Inauguration, SBS will screen the historic concert from Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. This free concert marks the most accessible Inauguration in history. Musical performers scheduled include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2 and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King III and Denzel Washington.
It will be repeated at 10pm Saturday 24th January.