On May 14-15, HBO will broadcast the documentaries through all its channels including the HBO main channel, multiplex channels, HBO On Demand, HBO GO and more. The films will stream free of charge on HBO.com. In addition to the community screenings of the films, and on-demand access to the online short films, many non-HBO subscribers will be able to view the films when they are broadcast as many of HBO’s local affiliates are removing the subscription requirement for the week of May 14, giving access to non-subscribers.
Community and state programs may opt to host opinion leader screening events that will help engage community and state decision makers, leaders, elected officials and local media. Programs may also opt to advance their community mobilization activities by hosting a screening with coalition members, community and state activists and others positioned to implement programs and strategies. Event planning materials, discussion guides and other helpful information to host a screening event will be included in the screening kits.
Visit http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/# to read the pre-release information. You can also navigate to the Facebook page that HBO has established to promote the film (Facebook.com/TheWeightOfTheNation), and “like” the page while you’re there. Visit www.CDC.gov/Obesity to learn more about the epidemic and the multiple strategies that will help us address this epidemic, or www.CDC.gov/WON to learn more about the CDC's Weight of the Nation 2012 conference.
For more information or to learn how to order a free screening kit, please contact Rosie Bretthauer-Mueller, CDC, RBretthauer-Mueller@cdc.gov.