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post #1 of 193 (permalink) Old 2012-12-31, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Telus Optik TV Free Previews

This thread is for discussion of Telus Free Previews

Telus Free Previews are usually listed at TV Highlights – see what's new on Optik TV.

Here's the link to 2012:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=149837

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post #2 of 193 (permalink) Old 2013-01-03, 11:43 AM
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January Previews

BBC Kids
Free Preview continues until January 31, 2013.
Standard Channel 71
Theme Pack Family
Available as individual channel Yes

Movieola - now Rewind
Free preview continues until January 31, 2013.
Standard Channel 226
Theme Pack More Movies
Available as individual channel Yes

Oasis HD, eqhd, HIFI and radX
Free preview continues until January 31, 2013
HD Channel 643-646
Theme Pack HiFi HD
The channels are also available On Demand

W Movies
Free preview until January 31, 2013
Standard Channel 229
Theme Pack More Movies

Sundance Channel
Free preview until January 31, 2013
Standard Channel 224
Theme Pack More Movies
Available as individual channel Yes


The following French channels are on free preview until about Jan. 14:

MusiquePlus
Musimax
Canal D
Canal Vie
VrakTV
Ztélé
Historia
Séries +
addikTV
Evasion
ARTV
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post #3 of 193 (permalink) Old 2013-01-14, 05:44 PM
 
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Is animal planet still on free preview? I thot it ended in December. I do not see a preview listed on the optik site for this channel. Just curious because i still get it.

Also wondering about discovery world. It moved to a $6 premium channel in August. I still get it. never been charged for it. I even talked to customer support last sept to ask about this. told her i still get it, said it should be removed soon. said i want to make sure i am not retroactively charged for this. said i should not because i never ordered it.
Just wondering if there is a grandfather clause for folks that had this channel in a theme pak? anyone else have this channel and not paying the 6bux?
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I added the "Adventure" pack in September, which includes "Discovery World" even though it's not listed as part of the pack. I won't miss it if it goes dark, nor will I pay extra for it.
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February Previews

H2
free preview all month long.
Standard Channel 151
Theme Pack Advenure Extra
Available as individual channel Yes

Travel + Escape
free preview
HD Channel 702
Standard Channel 147
Theme Pack Lifestyle
Available as individual channel Yes*
*HD included with Travel + Escape individual channel.

Fight Network
free preview until March 31.
Standard Channel 125
Theme Pack Adventure Extra
Available as individual channel Yes

TV5
free preview until February 28 2013.
Standard Channel 430
Theme Pack Europe

ATN ARY - now ATN Urdu
free preview until April 3rd.
Standard Channel 525
Available as individual channel Yes

Big Magic
new South Asian channel
free preview until April 27
Standard Channel 554
Available as individual channel Yes*
*Subscription to Desi Starter or Desi Mega pack required, charged separately.

ZoOm
new South Asian channel
free preview on now
Standard Channel 508
Theme Pack World view - Desi Mega
Available as individual channel Yes*
*Subscription to Desi Starter pack required, charged separately.
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post #6 of 193 (permalink) Old 2013-02-07, 02:56 AM
 
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I wish telus would grow up and stop releasing new non HD channels.

It is 2013, we don't want to see any content that isn't 16:9 720p minimum.

In fact why do they even offer SD feeds AT ALL.
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Why does it matter? Telus has no bandwidth limits so providing SD channels doesn't limit their ability to provide HD channels.

For anyone who records a lot of shows as I do, recording some in SD is the only thing that keeps my PVR from automatically deleting the oldest recordings to free up space.

For anyone still using 4x3 CRT TV's (a LOT of people still do), watching and recording the SD channels is just easier as it fits the screen best by default.

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I got Hollywood Suite on a month long free preview, you have to ask for it and cancel at the end of the preview period.
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Slice is on free preview from February 25 until March 31.

Just in time for Big Brother Canada, which premieres Wednesday, February 27.

Slice: channel 141, part of the Lifestyle package.

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Cancelled Hollywood Suite today before my free preview ran out and was told that the Hi-fi HD pack is available on 1 month free preview upon request.
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April Previews

Sportsnet ONE
free preview in April.
HD Channel 677
Standard Channel 106
Theme Pack Sports
Note: Free preview includes regional Sportsnet Companion channels however the channel is dark when no content is available.

Discovery Science
free preview in April.
HD Channel 709
Standard Channel 203
Theme Pack Learning
Available as individual channel Yes*
*HD included with corresponding individual channel.
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May Previews

CTV News Channel
free preview this May
HD Channel 706
Standard Channel 92
Theme Pack News
Available as individual channel No

DIY Network
free preview this May
Standard Channel 144
Theme Pack Lifestyle
Available as individual channel Yes

CNNi
CNN International free preview
Standard Channel 66
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I have never heard of CNNi but it does appear to be on 66. When did it appear or was it something else recently renamed CNNi?

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I just copied the CNN International info from the Telus web page:

http://www.telus.com/content/tv/opti...highlights.jsp

I'm not in Telus territory, so let me know what's on 66. I just checked Zap2it and it also shows a CNN channel on 66.
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