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Preview EPIX HD channel free on Dish Network

December 28, 2012 |

EPIX will offer a free preview of EPIX HD channels on Dish Network from Friday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The preview will include both EPIX 1 and EPIX 2, available nationwide in 480i (SD) and 1080i (HD) resolution. EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom, MGM, and Lionsgate that broadcasts blockbuster films, documentaries, music concerts, comedy, and sports events. The premium network was launched in Oct. 2009 and now consists of 4 separate channels that include EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3, and EPIX Drive-In (only available in SD). EPIX HD (the high-definition simulcast of EPIX channels) is carried by Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, EPB Fiber Optics, and Suddenlink. See below for an EPIX channel breakdown on Dish Network. Read More

Preview 9 HD channels on DIRECTV free

December 5, 2012 |


DIRECTV started their free preview of the HD Extra Pack today, which includes 9 premium HD channels such as Sony Movie Channel HD, MGM HD, and Universal HD. (See all high-definition channels below.) The free HD channel preview starts today, Dec. 5 and runs through next Weds., Dec. 12, 2012. You’ll need an HD receiver to the view the channels, which should start appearing in your channel guide sometime today. If you’re not seeing the channels, you might try restarting your DIRECTV receiver. Read More

STARZ & ENCORE free channel previews this Thanksgiving weekend

November 14, 2012 |

STARZ will be offering free channel previews through multiple service providers this Thanksgiving weekend. The free preview includes STARZ, ENCORE and Movieplex channels, which also includes online access. A STARZ representative says Cox, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV will provide the … Read More

DIRECTV free Universal Sports channel preview

November 13, 2012 |

Wanna catch some sporting events you might not normally see on your current sports channel lineup? DIRECTV is currently offering a free preview of Universal Sports Network through next Tuesday, Nov. 20. The channel can be found on DIRECTV 625. Unfortunately, USN isn’t offered in HD on DIRECTV (although the network apparently broadcasts in 1080i as well as 480i). But we’re hoping they will someday at the hi-def feed. Cut the cord to your service provider? You can find Ultimate Sports Network for free over-the-air. It’s usually right next to the NBC local broadcast on a sub-channel.
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AT&T U-verse to offer free premium channels on Thanksgiving

November 7, 2012 |

AT&T will be offering a free preview of the U-verse U450 channel package during the Thanksgiving holiday that includes premium Cinemax, Encore, HBO, Showtime, and Starz movie channels. The HD versions of those channels will also be accessible during the … Read More

Comcast offering NBA League Pass free preview

November 1, 2012 |

nba-league-pass-mobile-comcastIn case you missed it Comcast is offering a free preview of NBA League Pass through Tuesday, November 6. The preview actually started on NBA’s opening day, Tuesday, Oct. 30, with three games to start the season. Tonight there are two NBA games scheduled (NYK vs. BKN and OKC vs. SAS) and Friday twelve games. If you’re an Xfinity TV customer, check your guide listings for channel location. NBA League Pass early bird pricing is $179 for TV, broadband and mobile access. Broadband access is $26.99 per month, while mobile access $49.99 for the year. Read More

DIRECTV to offer free NBA League Pass preview

October 17, 2012 |

DIRECTV is offering a free preview of NBA League Pass when the regular season opens on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Read More

DIRECT free preview of History’s H2 channel

October 4, 2012 |

DIRECTV is currently offering a free preview of History’s H2 channel from Oct. 2 through Oct. 8. The channel broadcasts historical perspective programming such as “The Men Who Built America,” “10 Things You Don’t Want to Know About” and “UFO … Read More

DIRECTV offers free preview of Choice Extra HD channels

October 2, 2012 |

If you’re a DIRECTV customer you should be able to enjoy a free week of the Choice Extra package. Read More

Verizon FiOS offers free previews of HBO and Cinemax

September 11, 2012 |

Free things don’t come as often as they should, so don’t miss this free weekend preview of HBO and Cinemax on Verizon’s FiOS TV service. The free previews of the premium movie channels start Friday, Sept. 14 and end Monday, … Read More

DIRECTV free preview of HBO and Cinemax channels

September 10, 2012 |

If you’re a DIRECTV subscriber you might not need to visit the video store (or rental kiosk) this coming weekend. Starting Friday, Sept. 14, DIRECTV is offering a free preview of HBO and Cinemax channelsRead More

Dish Network Free Preview of Tennis Channel

August 28, 2012 | 1

Dish Network has started a free preview of the Tennis Channel available from August 27 through September 9, 2012. Tennis Channel can be found in SD and HD on Dish’s channel 400, usually part of Dish’s America’s Top 250 and … Read More

Dish Network free channel previews this month

August 21, 2012 |

Dish Network seems to be offering more free channel previews this month than any other provider. So, we thought we’d give you the details so you get a chance to take advantage. Highlights this month include free access to Animal Planet HD (Channel 184) and music channel Palladia (Channel 369) in HD through Sept. 11. Coming up on Aug. 27th, Dish is scheduled to offer a free preview of Tennis Channel HD from Aug. 27th through Sept. 9. Ending today are Dish’s free previews of Epix (Channels 292, 380-382 HD) and Sony Movie Channel (Channel 386 HD). Check out the channel list below for more free previews. If a start date is excluded it means the previews are already happening. If you’ve got anything to add please contact us. Read More

Dish Network free preview of Universal Sports

August 20, 2012 | 2

Dish Network is offering a free preview of NBC’s Universal Sports from August 15 through Aug. 28, 2012. Universal Sports broadcasts various sports such as cycling, Rugby Union, volleyball, and triathlons as well as Olympic events produced by NBC. The network broadcasts in 480i (SDTV) and 1080i (HDTV). On Dish Network, Universal Sports can be found on channel 402. Read More

Free Cinemax preview on DISH & DIRECTV

August 18, 2012 |

Dish Network and DIRECTV are offering a free preview of Cinemax this weekend. The free preview runs from Aug. 17 through Monday, August 20, 2012. Read More

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