Free Previews (No Discussion) Thread - July 2020

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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.​



189 OWN​



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 older receivers. Hopper-interface receivers: replace the 60 with 099- to get the SiriusXM channel on collapsible channel 99.​

The official free preview email list from Dish:


(This is the last remaining preview from the coronavirus-related additional previews and extensions.)​



Channels Currently in Free Preview
Channel
Dates
Ch. #
Sundance TV
4/23 - 7/5
126


Additional free previews officially announced on Dish's website:


Free Channel Previews | MyDISH



165 Great American Country 7/1 - 7/31​
248 Ride TV 7/1 - 7/31​
247 MeTV 7/1 - 7/31​
231 RFD-TV 7/1 - 7/31​
232 Cowboy Channel 7/1 - 7/31​
217 GRIT 7/1 - 7/31​

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 EPIC​
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 - July 2020
Thank you!
 
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New free preview started today:
206 Fox Business
No dates have been announced for this preview yet.
 

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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.​
...​
Shopping:​
...​
278 EPIC​
...​
Small edit to the list above: 278 EPIC has now been renamed DEAL.

Channels Renamed
278 EPIC (Infomercials) renamed DEAL (Infomercials) (110° TP 10 SD Preview)
278 EPIC (Infomercials) renamed DEAL (Infomercials) (72.7° TP 31 SD MPEG4 Preview)

(I do try to be thorough.) ;)
 
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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.​



189 OWN​
...
The mydish website Free Previews page was updated today. OWN is now listed as 7/1 - 7/31
 
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New free preview started today: BBC America channel 135. No dates have been announced yet.

Also, for those with the 118 satellite for international channels, it looks like there is a free preview of TVPI on channel 9893. (That is the channel number for older-model receivers. Receivers with the Hopper interface would probably map this down to a collapsible channel somewhere in the 600's - 700's range.) I am not sure when this one started or how long it will last.
 

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A new set of free previews started today:

187 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
190 NatGeo Wild
182 Discovery
179 Discovery Family
111 DIY
126 Sundance
367 Smithsonian

No dates have been announced for these previews yet.
 

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A new set of free previews started today:

187 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
190 NatGeo Wild
182 Discovery
179 Discovery Family
111 DIY
126 Sundance
367 Smithsonian

No dates have been announced for these previews yet.
Dates announced on mydish for the above previews: All previews except Nat Geo Wild are 8/1 - 8/31, with Nat Geo Wild ending a day earlier (8/1 - 8/30).
 
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