DIRECTV will be offering several free channel previews we thought you should know about. On Friday, April 12 through April 14 DIRECTV will be turning on premium movie channels STARZ and ENCORE for all subscribers. Blockbuster movies you might want to check out this weekend include The Amazing Spider-Man, Man in Black 3, and Hope Springs. DIRECTV will offer a combined 15 channels between the STARZ and ENCORE networks, with eight of those channels broadcast in HD quality. The premium channels are normally offered in the STARZ Super Pack service pack.
On Sunday, April 14, DIRECTV will begin a free Universal Sports Network trial. The NBC-owned network broadcasts various Olympics-related sporting events including the Boston Marathon starting on April 14 and the Men’s & Women’s ITU Triathlon from San Diego starting on April 19. Unfortunately Universal Sports Network, found on DIRECTV Channel 625, is only offered in Standard Definition (SD). Universal Sports Network is normally offered as part of the DIRECTV SPORTS PACK.