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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
Sun, 10/8 - Tue, 11/28

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 Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Broadchurch, Planet Earth II, and more.

Current Free Previews

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Discovery Family

Channel 179
Thu, 11/2 - Tue, 12/5

The leading television destination for families in the United States, Discovery Family is programmed with an inspirational mix of original series, family-friendly movies, and programming from Discovery’s non-fiction library and Hasbro Studios’ popular animation franchises, including My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Littlest Pet Shop and the Emmy-winning Transformers Rescue Bots.

Uplifting Entertainment logo


Channel 188
Thu, 11/2 - Tue, 12/5

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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Channel 126
Thu, 11/16 - Tue, 12/5

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films.

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HDNet Movies

Channel 130
Mon, 11/20 - Sun, 11/26

HDNet Movies showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films, and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the network includes a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high definition.

Upcoming Free Previews

Outside TV logo

Outside TV

Channel 390
Thu, 11/30 - Tue, 1/2

Outside TV is the only national 24/7 network dedicated to the active adventure lifestyle and the 143 million Americans who regularly participate.

NBA League Pass logo


Channels 5000-5061, Hopper icon 470
Fri, 12/15 - Sun, 12/17

You don't have to be a celebrity to get front row seats to every game. NBA LEAGUE PASS takes you courtside every week with up to 40 live games from around the league. Follow your favorite team, player or match-up from outside your local viewing area.

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Channel 156
Fri, 12/15 - Sun, 12/17

NBA TV features exhibition, regular season and playoff game telecasts from the NBA and related professional basketball leagues, as well as NBA-related content including analysis programs, specials and documentaries.

Past Free Previews

HBO logo


Channels 300-305, 307-309
Fri, 11/17 - Mon, 11/20

Cinemax logo


Channels 310-315
Fri, 11/17 - Mon, 11/20

Showtime logo


Channels 318-323, 327-328, 333
Fri, 11/3 - Mon, 11/6

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Cooking Channel

Channel 113
Thu, 9/28 - Tue, 10/31

DIY Channel logo


Channel 111
Thu, 9/28 - Tue, 10/31

Sportsman Channel logo


Channel 395
Thu, 9/28 - Tue, 10/31