Free Previews (No Discussion) Thread - November 2020 (1 Viewer)

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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 Holiday Instrumentals (new theme this month)​
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.​


Extension of existing preview:

The following channel was in free preview for August, September, and October. It is listed as a new free preview for November on the mydish site.​

111 DIY 11/1 - 11/30​


Additional free previews officially announced on Dish's website:


113 Cooking Channel 11/1 - 11/30​
187 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 11/1 - 11/30​
188 UP 11/1 - 11/30​
195 American Heroes Channel 11/1 - 11/30​
186 Hallmark Drama 9/1 - 11/3​


Upcoming preview announced on channel 103 SD, but not yet listed on the mydish site:

155 NFL RedZone 11/8​
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​

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 - November 2020
Thank you!
 

crodrules

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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.​
...
Audio music channels:​

892 Viva Mariachi​
927 Holiday Instrumentals (new theme this month)​
939 Mo' Soul​
941 Viva Mariachi​
951 Country Gold​
967 Jazz Traditions​
972 Intermezzo​
974 Swing Kings​
...
Holiday music free preview has begun!

The above-listed channels have now changed to their holiday music themes. Dish has added special channel numbers to group all of the holiday music channels together, but those new channel numbers are not in free preview yet. The new themes for the existing free music channels are as follows:

892 Viva Mariachi is now Viva La Navidad
927 Holiday Instrumentals is now... Holiday Instrumentals (obviously)​
939 Mo' Soul is now Soulful Holidays
941 Viva Mariachi is now Viva La Navidad
951 Country Gold is now Country Holiday
967 Jazz Traditions is now A Very Jazzy Holiday
972 Intermezzo is now Classical Holidays
974 Swing Kings is now... Swing Kings (yeah, this one did not change)​

The free SiriusXM channels have not changed to their holiday music themes yet, but they do have special channel numbers in the holiday music range.
 

crodrules

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According to mydish, the DIY preview has been extended again until 12/31. That is also the date when the Food Network, Discovery Family, and Hallmark Channel previews are scheduled to end.
 

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