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Free previews for the first month of 2011

* Yoopa
Enjoy it on free preview until January 9.
Channel: 772/772 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Le Classique, Take 1 / 2, French Essentials, Specialty Channels (English Addons), Parfait-Bilingue Extra.

* Sundance
Enjoy it on free preview until January 31.
Channel: 635/217 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: More Movies, More Movies 2, Intense TV, Take 1 / 2.

* Addik TV
Enjoy it on free preview until January 9.
Channel: 758/758 (Classic/Advanced)
Available via: Variété, Tout-En-Francais, Take 1 / 2.
* CASA
Enjoy it on free preview until January 9.
Channels: 765/765 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Tout-En-Francais, Tout-En-Francais - Additional Channels, Specialty Channels, Take 1 / 2.

* Prise 2
Enjoy it on free preview until January 9.
Channels: 757/757 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Tout-en-français, Variété, Take 1 / 2.

* Nickelodeon
Enjoy it on free preview until January 31.
Channel: 550/182 (Classic/Advanced)
Available via: Digital Favourites, Fun Stuff, Smart Stuff, Take 1 / 2.

* Aux
On free preview now!
Channel: 585/269 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Music or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630

* Bite
On free preview now!
Channel: 368/68 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: English Essentials or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630

* The Pet Network
On free preview now!
Channel: 556/187 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Smart Stuff or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
 

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Geeees Ralph, he was just posting the information. If you don't care for the channels why even comment?
 

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Shaw Direct free previews 2011

Free previews February

* HGTV HD
Enjoy it on free preview until February 28.
Channel: 254/367 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: HD Extra, HD Extra Lite
* BBC World News
Enjoy it on free preview until February 28.
Channel: 501/150 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: FYI
* W movies
Enjoy it on free preview from February 1 to 28!
Channel: 634/216 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Intense TV, More Movies, More Movies II, Take 1/2.
* WFN
Enjoy WFN on free preview until February 28!
Channel: 458/127 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: More Sports, Take 1/2.
* Aux
On free preview now!
Channel: 585/269 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Music or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
* Bite
On free preview now!
Channel: 368/68 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: English Essentials or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
* The Pet Network
On free preview now!
Channel: 556/187 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Smart Stuff or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
 

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Hi PlayitSimple,

The information we have here shows the Free Preview of NHL Network was to focus on the Heritage Classic coverage, and ended on February 21.
I got the information from the Shaw Direct website (http://www.shawdirect.ca/english/whats_new.asp), which stated that the free preview would end Mar. 31. I see today that it has been removed, so apparently someone made a mistake. ;)

Also, they have added TSN2 preview and to add to my info above, TSN2 HD is also on free preview.
 

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I saw a commercial that DIY network is supposed to be on freeview, but checked and it wasn't. Maybe they played the commercial a few days early and it's supposed to start in March? Commercial was combined with Vanilla Ice's new reno show, if anyone saw it.
 

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I saw a commercial that DIY network is supposed to be on freeview, but checked and it wasn't. Maybe they played the commercial a few days early and it's supposed to start in March? Commercial was combined with Vanilla Ice's new reno show, if anyone saw it.
DIY Canada has been on free preview here on Shaw Cable for the past couple of weeks.
 

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March
Free previews

* OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN is on free preview until March 31.
Channel: 507/147 (Classic Advanced)
Available via: Digital Favourites, Real Life, Take 2.
* HGTV HD
Enjoy it on free preview until March 31.
Channel: 254/367 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: HD Extra, HD Extra Lite
* Aux
On free preview now!
Channel: 585/269 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Music or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
* Bite
On free preview now!
Channel: 368/68 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: English Essentials or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630
* The Pet Network
On free preview now!
Channel: 556/187 (Classic/Advanced).
Available via: Smart Stuff or Take 1/2.
NOTE: Available only with 8PSK compatible receivers: 209/319/505/530/605/630

Slim month but they might add more later before they send the newsletter
 

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April Free Previews:

The Fight Network (Apr. 1 - 30)
(ch. 401/129)

VRAK.TV (until Apr. 3)
(Ch. 770)

AUX, BITE & The Pet Network continue on FP for the Sixth consecutive month- WOW! Are these channels going to be permanently on free preview, sure seems that way?! ;)
 

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April Free Previews:

The Fight Network (Apr. 1 - 30)
(ch. 401/129)

VRAK.TV (until Apr. 3)
(Ch. 770)

AUX, BITE & The Pet Network continue on FP for the Sixth consecutive month- WOW! Are these channels going to be permanently on free preview, sure seems that way?! ;)
Thanks I was about to post it another lean month for us free loaders! lolll
 

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Last month

Apparently Bite, Aux and Pet will be gone at the end of this month, according to the latest edition of that amazing Shaw newsletter "Inside Scoop"! (Tongue in cheek)
Will anybody actually pay for this crap?!
 

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Will anybody actually pay for this crap?!
Probably not, which I suspect is the reason they have been on free preview for so long?! If I am not mistaken, I believe cable/sat companies have the ability to track viewership, meaning they can tell how many people tune in to each channel. I assume these channels have gotten low viewership thus far which is why they are keeping them on FP in hopes more people start watching. Of course, viewership doesn't really matter since they are going to be available in packages and thus will still make money from them.
 

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Not sure how satellite companies can track viewership when it's a one-way service... except for the dialbacks the receivers make... provided you're hooked to a phone line.
 

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Hi SD - Get rid of the 3 channels and bring my bill back down. Nobody likes them, cares for them or watches them and we'd rather have our $2/month back!

Sincerely,
Frustrated sub.
 
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