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post #1 of 120 (permalink) Old 2014-06-25, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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National Free Previews

This thread is to discuss free previews that a channel is offering to all providers that carry the channel.

Please post only those free previews that are announced as national and include a link, if possible.

Free previews that are available on multiple unrelated providers are also acceptable. For example, Shaw Direct and Shaw Cable count as one provider; Bell Satellite, Bell Fibe and Bell Aliant count as one provider. The reason for allowing that discussion in this thread is to alert people that a channel preview is available, since some providers don't publicize their previews very well.

To discuss free previews on individual providers please use the free preview thread in that providers forum:

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A free preview is a cooperative promotion between the channel and the provider, so even if a preview is national, some providers may not offer it.

EDIT: See the last few pages for current previews.

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Discovery Science - July 21 to August 21

From July 21 to August 21, Discovery Science is available free to subscribers of participating television service providers

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Viewers can indulge their curiosity nightly from July 28 – August 1 with “Are We Alone?” specials and series including the exclusive premiere of UNCOVERING ALIENS (July 30), the network premieres of ALIEN MUMMIES (July 29), and ALIENS: THE DEFINITVE GUIDE (August 1), and more!
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Investigation Discovery - July 21 to August 21

From July 21 to August 21, Investigation Discovery is available free to subscribers of participating television service providers
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New programming premiering during ID’s freeview month includes A CRIME TO REMEMBER and WEB OF LIES
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TELETOON National free preview until September 30

TELETOON Launches 2014 Fall Slate
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NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL RedZone
Free Preview Sunday, September 7, 2014
Note that some providers are not carrying RedZone this year
Most providers have the preview, eg. MTS and Telus

Wild TV
Free Preview September 1 – September 30, 2014
Several providers have the preview, eg. MTS and Telus

Fight Network
Free Preview until September 30
Several providers have the preview, eg. Bell and Telus

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Free Preview until September 30
Several providers have the preview, eg. Bell and Telus
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NHL Centre Ice October 8 to 14

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Get access to up to 37 out-of-market games per week to follow your favourite teams and players! Between October 8 - 14, all Digital TV subscribers (on select carriers) can enjoy free access to NHL Centre Ice.
http://www.rogers.com/web/content/nh...gns_NHL_slot-1
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Free Preview October 1 – October 31, 2014
Several providers have the preview, eg. MTS, Shaw, Bell and Telus

MovieTime
Free Preview October 1 – October 31, 2014
Several providers have the preview, eg. MTS and Shaw
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Silver Screen Classics
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Nov. 1 -30 free previews on several providers including Bell, Telus and MTS.
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Hi we've seen ads on CBC News for a free preview of CBC Docs. I found this page that says it's on lots of TV systems but I don't know how long:

http://www.cbc.ca/freepreview/
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Thanks for the link for CBC Docs Bayguy.

It says Free Preview November 2014
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I always enjoy the CBC Documentary free preview in November - however, this year I am thoroughly disappointed!

Most of the programming was on during last year's free preview - barely anything new other than Fifth Estate episodes that aired on the main CBC over 6 months ago!

TVO and Knowledge must be outbidding the CBC for good documentaries these days - every night they have a better line-up.

Oh well, at least I never pay for this channel - but did always look forward to the free preview to catch up on all the "new" programming from the previous 11 months.
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Showcase is available on a National Free Preview from January 1-31, 2015.

December Previews available on multiple providers

Lifetime HD – Free Preview December 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 - MTS, Shaw, Telus
Smithsonian Channel – Free Preview December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015 - MTS, Shaw, Telus
HIFI – Free Preview December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015 - MTS, Shaw, Bell, Telus
radX – Free Preview December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015 - MTS, Shaw, Bell, Telus
Oasis HD – Free Preview December 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015 - MTS, Shaw, Bell
Gusto TV HD - Free Preview Starting December 4, 2014 on MTS, also ongoing on Bell until January 8th 2015

Eastlink is also participating in some of these previews.
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Since Oasis is not in the preview and it is to be rebranded again (as Nature) in January, is it to be decoupled from the other 3 and sold as a regular channel like NatGeo?
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Oasis HD – Free Preview December 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Perhaps the reason for the different preview schedule is to have it available with the new content. I'm not sure if it will be packaged with the other channels.
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