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If I read @k801809 correctly, everyone with an email address (and therefore, probably everyone on the internet) has been changed over to the "new" National Channel line-up; so one would think that their preview page would ONLY include the National Channel Numbers, since everyone on the WWW is now on them. The Advanced and Classic Channels, do not exist for those of us on the internet.
Things that make you go "hmmmm"!!
 

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I know, I know. :-/ I'm working on it. These Free Previews are decided usually months in advance, before the automatic changeovers, so it's just been an ongoing miscommunication. I think I've solved it moving forward, and have requested the page be updated for November.
 

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The Frame HD - November 28, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Classic Channel 949 / National Channel 298
Shaw Fire Log will air continuously until January 6

Hollywood Suite HD - November 29, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Classic Channel 156-159 / National Channel 501-504

History HD - December 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Classic Channel 125 / National Channel 441
History (West) Classic Channel 516 / National Channel 442
Historia HD Classic Channel 232 / National Channel 774

Animal Planet HD - December 3, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Classic Channel 181 / National Channel 449

CTV Sci-Fi Channel HD - December 19, 2019 - January 30, 2020
Classic Channel 87 / National Channel 423

ABC Spark - December 20, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Classic Channel 73 / National Channel 371

Note that the web page contains the Classic and National Channel Numbers.
 

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Fairchild Television - January 20, 2020 - February 20, 2020
Classic Channel 801 / National Channel 804
 

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Only National Channel numbers have been listed.

February 3 - April 5, 2020
BBC Earth HD 463
Smithsonian HD 461
Makeful HD 465

February 3 - April 30, 2020
National Geographic HD 447

February 14 - February 17, 2020
Crave 1 East HD 511
Crave 1 West HD 516
HBO 1 HD East 514
HBO 2 HD West 515

February 24 - April 13, 2020
Salt + Light Television HD 284

February 28 - March 31, 2020
Family HD East 367
Family Junior HD 353
CHRGD HD East 365
Télémagino HD 762
 

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Feb 10, I see 2 new channels in my Favorites. 337 Cowboy Channel listed as in Preview and 465 RFD TV no mention of Preview.

337 was not there, need a subscription per the screen.
465 was sort of there. No audio, but lots of flashing horizontal lines of different colors.
 

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Channel 337 Cowboy Channel has a couple of old-time cowboy shows like The Roy Rogers Show and The Lone Ranger.

On Wikepedia I learned that on July 1, 2017, FamilyNet was rebranded as The Cowboy Channel, featuring a focus on Western sports and rodeo events, but it's the classic old-time westerns that may interest me. Interesting addition to Shaw Direct.
 

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Could Shaw Direct be trying them out to see if anyone complains? Maybe SD is going back to their rebel years, the late 90's early 2000's when nothing was simsubbed and they were a bit different than BELL? They were called StarChoice then.
 

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337 Cowboy Channel on free preview is now working OK.
I transposed the channel number for RFD TV which is now working OK on 456, not 465. Oops.
 

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I was a big fan of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in my youth. I had Roy Rogers cowboy boots and a smiley western style shirt and of course cap guns.
 

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Apparently these are Canadian versions of the channels launched in partnership with Wild tv Canada. They could be launching them as exempt services until they get enough subscribers.
 

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I was a big fan of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in my youth. I had Roy Rogers cowboy boots and a smiley western style shirt and of course cap guns.
I was a big fan of Roy Rogers as a kid, also. The series brings back great childhood memories.
 

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Looks like two horse channels. Must be some new exec at Shaw Direct. Their primary focus used to be adding sports' channels. I'm all for adding more nostalgia channels. The Cowboy Channel seems limited to Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger. We need Bonanza, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, etc.

Still no sound on RFD as mentioned by @RuralRouter. Thank God for Roku.
 
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