The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is currently available via pay-per-view on the DISH Network Cinema.
There are several ways to rent movies on DISH Cinema. Using your remote go to channel 501. Select your movie and follow the on-screen instructions. Your movie will start immediately. You can also go to channels 502-558, select your preferred start time from the guide and follow the on-screen instructions. Finally, you can visit dishcinema.com or call 1-877-DISH PPV (347-4778) to place an order.
The All Day DISH Ticket allows you access to pay-per-view programs for up to 24 hours on every channel a program is playing on. Movies and events on All Day DISH Ticket channels begin showing as early as 5:00am EST and end at the same time the following morning.
Of interest, a new cable channel from Participant Media called Pivot plans to offer an Internet subscription to customers without a pay television service. Programming will include a scripted series about a young William Shakespeare, a variety show hosted by Inception and Lincoln actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a reality show following Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain.