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Old 2012-12-31, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Old 2013-01-05, 01:25 AM
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Is Sundance on free preview? I seem to be getting it now and I never had it before (in Vancouver on 133).
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Old 2013-01-05, 02:02 AM
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Sundance and W-Movies are on free preview on most providers this month.
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Old 2013-01-05, 06:10 AM
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Showcase, E! and Fight Network(again?) are now watchable for me too. Maybe it's also on free preview?
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Old 2013-01-05, 12:04 PM
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Showcase went on preview before Christmas. Shaw Direct says their preview ends Jan. 7, so Shaw Cable is probably the same. That's why I didn't mention it in my last post.

Sasktel has the Fight Network on preview Jan 1 - Mar 31, so Shaw may be the same.
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Old 2013-01-07, 12:09 PM
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I'm getting The Fight Network here in Winnipeg right now and it's not part of my package so i am assuming Shaw has it on free preview right now.

Does anyone have a list of exactly what channels are on free preview right now?
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Old 2013-01-07, 12:28 PM
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Enjoy a free preview of ARTV
until January 13, 2013
As Canada's only French-language arts and entertainment specialty channel, ARTV serves up film, music, comedy, drama series, celebrity interviews and more.

Free preview of Rewind
until January 31, 2013
From The Godfather to Titanic, the 70s, 80s and 90s brought us some of the greatest films of all time. Blockbusters like Jaws, Star Wars and Superman. Teen comedies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club. Computer-generated effects in movies like Terminator 2 and Toy Story. Superstars from Robert DeNiro and Jack Nicholson to Richard Gere, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts were born. These are your movies. This is your channel.

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WHL hockey plays on channel 303 and Shaw TV. Catch all of the goals, hits and plays today.

Free preview of Oasis HD
until January 31, 2013
Oasis HD is a nature-themed channel airing programming on a wide variety of topics from animals to landscapes to outer space. Watch the free preview from now until January 31, 2013.

Free preview of Prise 2
until January 13, 2013
Prise 2 features French language versions of classic television series and movies from Quebec and the United States. Watch the free preview from now until January 13, 2013.

Free preview of Yoopa
until January 13, 2013
Yoopa is a French language channel offering educational and rewarding programming to preschoolers, aged 2 to 6. Watch the free preview from now until January 13, 2013.

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Old 2013-01-08, 12:08 PM
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Thanks Magnet
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Old 2013-01-27, 03:10 AM
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I really like it when Shaw sends me notices abouy free previews that aren't available in my area.
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Old 2013-01-27, 04:17 AM
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Or when the preview is almost over!

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Old 2013-01-29, 03:58 AM
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Or never getting any notice at all.
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Old 2013-02-01, 04:43 AM
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Just found H2 and Travel + Escape became watchable, and so does E! and The Fight Network(those were from last month)

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Old 2013-02-01, 10:38 AM
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Travel + Escape - February 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013
H2 - February 1, 2013 - February 28, 2013
Ended Yesterday - Sundance Channel, W Movies, Rewind, Oasis HD

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Old 2013-02-01, 03:18 PM
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Many thanks Shaw Champ for the heads up on free previews for Feb. I was just about to subscribe to H2 so this will give me a month to check things out. Now that the current History Channel is no longer showing any programming remotely connected to History I was hoping for some alternative. History Canada needs to change their name to properly reflect their content. I would suggest the Pawn Show Channel as that is the only thing they ever show these days. Travel and Escape is always a nice channel to watch and they seem to offer free preview quite often.
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Old 2013-02-15, 06:29 AM
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Here're some free-preview from Shaw's webpage:

Teletoon is on free preview until April 3 (nope, not today in my box)

Teletoon Retro is free on free preview until April 3 (Are you talking about the English or the French one? The English one is already on the Basic Tires no matter your plan is the grandfathered digital TV plan or the resent Personal TV plan. And nope, not today in my box on Teletoon Retro French)

VRAK.TV is on free preview until March 15(Nope, this channel is not avaliable in Vancouver.)

Yoopa is on free preview until March 15(yeah, this is now watchable)
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