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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

HDNet Movies logo

HDNet Movies

Channel 130
Thu, 9/28 - Tue, 10/31

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.

Current Free Previews

Sundance TV logo


Channel 126
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/17

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.

WAPA America logo

WAPA America

Channel 826
Fri, 9/22 - Wed, 10/18

Do you have relatives in Puerto Rico? As part of DISH’s hurricane response to keep families informed, WAPA America, Puerto Rico’s Number 1 station, will be offered in free preview until October 18th. Find the latest news, weather, sports, and entertainment from Puerto Rico.

Cooking Channel logo

Cooking Channel

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

Cooking Channel is an entertainment brand dedicated to today’s passionate food lover. 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. Dynamic experts offer in-depth and detailed information including unconventional how-tos, global cuisine, food history, hidden gems and more.

DIY Channel logo


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

Currently in more than 60 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series.

Sportsman Channel logo


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

Honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans, Sportsman Channel presents entertaining hunting, fishing and shooting programming — brought to life by authentic storytelling.

Discovery en Espanol logo

Discovery en Español

Channel 845
Thu, 9/28 - Tue, 10/31

BBC America logo

BBC America

Channel 135
Fri, 10/5 - Wed, 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.

Upcoming Free Previews

NBA League Pass logo


Channels 5000-5061, Hopper icon 470
Tue, 10/17 - Tue, 10/24

NBA LEAGUE PASS takes you courtside with up to 40 live games from around the league every week. Follow your favorite team, player or match-up from outside your local viewing area.

NBA TV logo


Channel 156
Tue, 10/17 - Tue, 10/24

NBA TV offers basketball, sports talk and sports news programming.

Past Free Previews

EPIX logo


Channels 292 & 380-382
Thu, 10/12 - Sun, 10/15

NHL Network logo

NHL Network

Channel 157
Wed, 10/4 - Tue, 10/10

NHL Center Ice logo

NHL Center Ice

Channels 573-587, Hopper icon 475
Wed, 10/4 - Tue, 10/10

MLB Network logo

MLB Network

Channel 152
Thu, 10/5 - Tue, 10/10

HBO logo


Channels 300-309
Fri, 9/29 - Mon, 10/2

Cinemax logo


Channels 310-315
Fri, 9/29 - Mon, 10/2

Centric logo


Channel 251
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/3

Crime and Investigation logo

Crime and Investigation

Channel 249
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/3

Outdoor Channel logo

Outdoor Channel

Channel 396
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/3

The Blaze logo


Channel 212
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/3

Discovery Familia logo

Discovery Familia

Channel 853
Thu, 8/31 - Tue, 10/3