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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 2013-02-27, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I noticed on the MyEastlink What's New website that Slice and Teletoon Retro are currently on free preview.

http://www.myeastlink.ca/WhatsNew.aspx

Here in Oxford, Teletoon Retro is part of the massive basic cable package, so that preview is meaningless. Slice is part of Variety Choice, which has most of the pre-diginet channels.

In Dartmouth, Teletoon Retro is part of the Super Pack (which has channels like Space and Comedy). Slice is in the Quality Pack along with Showcase and Bravo.

Neither of these channels are available as Pick and Pay.

This is the first time that I've ever seen channels that are part of lower packaging tiers ever go on free preview like this. It seems like a really strange choice. Are they hoping to use these two channels to entice those with basic cable and a digital box to upgrade to a higher tier? I imagine that most people with digital boxes already get one or both of these channels.

Does this make sense to anybody?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 2013-02-27, 12:52 PM
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I think all providers have those on free previews as Shaw has them on free preview as well and I get them as well.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 2013-02-27, 02:17 PM
 
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Agreed about odd channel choices but DSGamby is probably correct in that these are free across all providers.

Slice is on ch49 here as part of Digital Essentials (Basic). So EVERYONE gets it regardless, Teletoon Retro in English (ch 94) is part of Digital Favorites (the tier with CNN, TSN, etc.) Both of the French Teletoon services (ch930 & ch931) are on free preview here too but they belong to one of the French language digital packs.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 2013-04-25, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do you find that Eastlink sometimes forgets to turn free previews back off? The Eastlink site currently lists three free previews. Sportsnet One (already get it), EWTN (uninterested), and Discovery Science (So bad that it makes me angry). I just flipped through the channels that I don't subscribe to and found that I'm still getting Investigation Discovery, Travel and Escape, and ARTV loud and clear, even though their previews ended a while back.

Actually, I've been getting Travel and Escape ever since a previous preview. Too bad I'm completely uninterested in it's programming.

This sort of thing has happened before. I received Cosmo for several months after its initial preview ended, and my initial free preview of the diginets from when I first signed up for digital cable lasted many months longer than it was supposed to.

Anyone else notice this sort of thing?

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I haven't paid a lot of attention to when the free previews end, Mark, since I subscribe to most of the English theme packs, with the exception of 3 or 4 packs. I would never complain, though, about a preview that goes on too long.

By the way, I do enjoy quite a bit of the programming on Discovery Science, although there are some reality series there that have no interest to me.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 2013-04-26, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, if I ever wanted proof that Eastlink people read these forums I've got it. ID, T+E, and ARTV are all unauthorized now.

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You are probably correct, Mark, lol!
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CI preview ended?

I'm visiting halifax. I watched a few games this week on CI.

I'm assuming the free trial is over?

Kinda weird it ends mid week.

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Per other CI and preview threads, started October 8 for 1 week.

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Channel: WWE Network
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Available On: HD 430

Channel: FNTSY Sports Network
Free Preview Until: March 22
Available On: HD 718

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Free Preview Until: March 17
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Easlink customers may already know this stuff, but just in case:

What's New | Eastlink

Bloomberg TV Canada,
Free Preview Until:
December 31, 2016
Available On: HD 856

Channel: Discovery Channel
Free Preview Until:
November 30, 2016
Available On: HD 779
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This link works for all free preview channels.
Check it out for the latest free offerings.

What's New | Eastlink
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 2016-12-13, 03:01 PM
 
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Some people see it as an insult to the Teletoon. But I guess it's a temporary free preview. Who knows, maybe within two or three weeks they might decide to agree on different terms. Whatever it is, I don't think it's a big deal.
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