Free Previews (No Discussion) Thread - May 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.​

214 The Weather Channel​

Spanish-Language Streaming Channels:​
These channels are available on any internet-connected Hopper or Wally receiver.​
810-10 TLRMO​
810-12 EST5​
810-15 VMKID​
811-01 BLVIA​
811-02 CANLS​
811-03 ECVSA​
811-04 ELTRE​
811-05 EST5​
811-07 RCNNS​
811-08 TELEF​
811-09 TODON​
811-10 VENEZ​
811-12 VMKID​
812-05 TVQUI​
812-06 INTI​
812-07 VMKID​
813-01 VMKID​
813-03 HOLA​


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:

(Edited to remove previews that have already expired, and dates have been edited to reflect previews that have been extended.)

Channels Currently in Free Preview
Channel
Dates
Ch. #
CNBC
3/20 - 5/20
208
CNN
3/19 - 5/31
200
Euro News
3/20 - 5/27
212
Flix
4/30 - 5/3
333
FOX News
3/19 - 5/15
205
France 24 English
3/20 - 5/27
222
GSN
3/16 - 5/7
116
Hallmark Channel
3/16 - 5/13
185
Hallmark Drama
3/16 - 5/13
186
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
3/16 - 5/13
187
MSNBC
3/20 - 5/20
209
Outdoor Channel
3/19 - 5/6
396
Oxygen
2/27 - 5/20
127
Showtime
4/30 - 5/3
318-324
Sportsman Channel
3/19 - 5/6
395
Sundance TV
4/23 - 6/28
126
The Movie Channel
4/30 - 5/3
327-330
World Fishing Network
3/19 - 5/6
394


Additional free previews officially announced on Dish's website:

283 Newsy 4/1 - 5/31​
384 FXM 3/30 - 5/29​
179 Discovery Family 4/17 - 5/31​
168 Disney Jr. 3/30 - 5/29​
174 Disney XD 3/30 - 5/29​
329* WGN America 5/1 - 5/31​
846 Discovery Familia 4/17 - 5/31​
195 American Heroes Channel 4/17 - 5/31​
194 Destination America 4/17 - 5/31​
111 DIY 4/17 - 5/31​
845 Discovery en Espanol 4/17 - 5/31​
165 Great American Country 4/17 - 5/31​
189 OWN 4/17 - 5/31​
193 Science 4/17 - 5/31​
196 Travel Channel 4/17 - 5/31​
250 ION 4/1 - 5/31​
190 Nat Geo Wild 3/30 - 5/29​
113 Cooking Channel 4/1 - 5/31​
838 NBC Universo 4/1 - 5/20​

*mydish lists WGN America as 329. It is actually on channel 239.​

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 - May 2020
Thank you!
 

crodrules

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Here is a new one. Just announced on the free preview page on mydish, there is a free preview of Hallmark Movies Now (on-demand streaming) from 5/1 through 5/30.
 

crodrules

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Here is a new one. Just announced on the free preview page on mydish, there is a free preview of Hallmark Movies Now (on-demand streaming) from 5/1 through 5/30.
After the change made by today's uplink report, this channel is now easier to find. Internet-connected Hopper and Wally receivers now show Hallmark Movies Now on channel 296-37, in the collapsible channel 296 On Demand Subscriptions section in the guide.
 

crodrules

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I am not sure exactly when it started, but there is also an unannounced free preview of channel 864 CSONY (Spanish-language Sony movie channel).
 

crodrules

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I am not sure exactly when it started, but there is also an unannounced free preview of channel 864 CSONY (Spanish-language Sony movie channel).
Dates announced on mydish for the Cine Sony (channel 864) preview: 5/5 - 7/3

Another round of extensions for existing previews:
205 Fox News - extended until 5/31​
209 MSNBC - extended until 5/31​
126 Sundance - extended until 7/5​
185 Hallmark Channel - extended until 5/31​
187 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - extended until 5/31​
186 Hallmark Drama - extended until 5/31​
 

crodrules

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Dates announced on mydish for the Cine Sony (channel 864) preview: 5/5 - 7/3
The latest update on the mydish site has corrected the end date for the Cine Sony preview. It is now listed as ending on 6/3 :(
Just in case there was any question about the actual end date of this preview, the Cine Sony preview has ended effective today, June 4.

Also, I would just like to point out that this thread remains a sticky, instead of the new threads for this month:

(Whenever the month in the thread title expires, the "No Discussion" rule for that thread goes away, just in case you were wondering.) ;)
 

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