Free Previews (No Discussion) Thread - August 2020

crodrules

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Here is this month's updated thread with the list of free channels available on Dish. As always, I ask that the moderators make this thread a sticky, and ask for their help in enforcing the No Discussion rule for this thread. I also request that the accompanying Free Previews Discussion Thread (that I will link below) also be made a sticky, to replace the existing sticky Free Previews thread. My idea is to have new sticky threads each month, so that only the most current information about new free previews remains in each sticky. I thank the moderators for their cooperation in this effort.

With the preamble out of the way, I will be dividing the list of free channels into several categories, to try to make the list as comprehensive as possible.

Channels in free preview indefinitely:

These are preview channels where no end date has been announced, or that remain in preview after the previously-announced end date.​

International free preview channels:​
  • These channels require a dish aimed at the 118 satellite.
  • Channel numbers listed are for ViP and legacy SD receivers. On receivers with the Hopper interface, check for a collapsible channel in the 600's - 700's range.

9893 TVPI​



Audio music channels:​
892 Viva Mariachi​
927 City Lights​
939 Mo' Soul​
941 Viva Mariachi​
951 Country Gold​
967 Jazz Traditions​
972 Intermezzo​
974 Swing Kings​
6014* SiriusXM Coffee House​
6049* SiriusXM Soul Town​
6058* SiriusXM Prime Country​
6063* SiriusXM The Message​
6076* SiriusXM Symphony Hall​

*channel numbers for ViP or legacy SD receivers. Hopper-interface receivers: replace the 60 with 099- to get the SiriusXM channel on collapsible channel 99.​


Discrepancy between the mydish site and the list on channel 103 SD:​
The following previews have already ended according to the mydish site, but channel 103 SD shows them as lasting through 8/4
217 GRIT​
247 MeTV​
248 Ride TV​


The official free preview email list from Dish:


(This is the last remaining preview from the coronavirus-related previews and extensions. It carried over into July, and now it is back for another round.)​


Channels Currently in Free Preview
Channel
Dates
Ch. #
Sundance TV
8/1 - 8/31
126


Additional free previews officially announced on Dish's website:




111 DIY 8/1 - 8/31​
179 Discovery Family 8/1 - 8/31​
182 Discovery 8/1 - 8/31​
190 Nat Geo Wild 8/1 - 8/30​
367 Smithsonian 8/1 - 8/31​
187 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 8/1 - 8/31​
135 BBC America 7/20 - 10/12​


Channels that are always free on deactivated receivers:

To get these channels on a deactivated receiver, it may require that it still have the older-model purple G3 Smart Card. This also may only work on certain models of receiver.​
Otherwise, these channels are available on every activated receiver, regardless of programming package.​


General Entertainment:​
82 FETV​
259 INSP​


Religious:​
257 SBN​


Shopping:​
71 QVC​
72 VALU​
73 QVC3​
74 HSN​
81 ICTV​
83 JTV​
85 EPIC​
86 MALL​
87 SMART​
94 RENEW​
95 DEAL​
104 VALU​
123 MALL​
134 SHPHQ​
137 QVC​
220 MALL​
221 CRAFT​
224 EPIC​
225 SALE​
226 HSN2​
227 JTV​
228 YOUTV​
229 GEMS​
230 ICTV​
255 QVC2​
275 YOUTV​
276 SMART​
278 DEAL​
282 VALU​
287 HSN​
883 VALU​


Dish Info Channels:​
101 DISH 101​
102 DISH Studio​
103 PREVW​
349 DISH Studio​
500 ONPPV​
9605 Flex Pack​
9606 Channel Packs​

That is all! Congratulations, you have made it all the way to the end of the current list of free channels on Dish! I will do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, and to post a new updated thread each month. If anyone spots a new free preview before I do, feel free to post it here. Otherwise, please respect the No Discussion nature of this thread. Any discussion about the current month's free previews may be posted in the following thread: Free Previews Discussion Thread - August 2020
Thank you!
 

crodrules

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The Happy Pessimist
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International free preview channels:​
  • These channels require a dish aimed at the 118 satellite.
  • Channel numbers listed are for ViP and legacy SD receivers. On receivers with the Hopper interface, check for a collapsible channel in the 600's - 700's range.
...
New free preview started today: BBC Arabic, channel 658
 
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