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Free Channel Previews

Enjoy month-long channel previews for no additional cost. That’s right, we’re handing you great movies, shows, and events just for being a DISH customer!

Featured Free Preview

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BBC America

Channel 135
Thu, 1/18 - Tue, 3/6

BBC America offers a combination of original American scripted series and the best in British entertainment. A robust programming lineup of drama, sci-fi, natural history, entertainment, and movies includes hit shows like Doctor Who, Luther, Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, Top Gear, and more.

Current Free Previews

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Cooking Channel

Channel 113
Thu, 2/1 - Tue, 3/6

From the creators of Food Network, it’s for food people, by food people, and sparks the conversations that fuel people’s passion for food and cooking, both on TV and online.

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DIY Network

Channel 111
Thu, 2/1 - Tue, 3/6

DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series.

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Animal Planet

Channel 184
Thu, 2/1 - Tue, 3/6

Animal Planet immerses viewers in the full range of the animal kingdom with rich, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment.

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The Weather Channel

Channel 214
Fri, 1/19 - Wed, 2/21

The Weather Channel and provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.

Upcoming Free Previews

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Starz Encore

Channels 341-347, 377
Fri, 2/23 - Mon, 2/26

Starz Encore brings you all your favorite movies and moments, uncut and commercial free on 8 unique channels.

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HDNET Movies

Channel 130
Fri, 2/23 - Sun, 3/4

HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free!

Past Free Previews

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Channels 300-305, 307-309
Fri, 2/16 - Mon, 2/19

9 unique channels of hit Hollywood movies, award-winning original series, documentaries, specials and more.

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Channels 310-315
Fri, 2/16 - Mon, 2/19

CINEMAX brings you 6 channels featuring the biggest Hollywood movies and action-packed original series like Outcast, Banshee, and The Knick.

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Channels 318-323, 327-328, 333
Fri, 2/9 - Mon, 2/12

With the hottest original series, sports, and movies anywhere, Showtime is premium entertainment at its best.

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Investigation Discovery

Channel 192
Thu, 1/4 - Tue, 2/6

Hollywood crimes, murder, and forensic investigations. ID gives you insight into true stories that piece together puzzles of human nature.

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Channel 193
Thu, 1/4 - Tue, 2/6

Science Channel immerses viewers in the incredible possibilities of science, from string theory and futuristic cities to accidental discoveries and outrageous inventions. We celebrate the trials, errors and breaking moments that change our lives forever.

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Channel 188
Thu, 1/4 - Tue, 2/6

UP is the trusted entertainment brand targeted to adults who seek positive programming with authentic relatable stories about what it is to be family, in all its complexities.

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Channels 340, 350-356
Fri, 2/2 - Mon, 2/5

Starz delivers the hit movies you can't find anywhere else plus original series like Outlander and Black Sails.

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Channel 129
Fri, 11/17 - Tue, 12/19

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Lifetime Movie Network

Channel 109
Fri, 11/17 - Tue, 12/19