http://news.directv.com/2013/08/21/sample-the-xtra-package-for-free-august-26-september-1/ Sample the XTRA package for FREE August 26–September 1. August 21, 2013 "Great news for DIRECTV customers who subscribe to the CHOICE package or lower. From Monday, August 26, to Monday, September 1, you can experience all of the 205+ channels available with the XTRA package for FREE. Enjoy popular channels including as NBC Sports Network (Ch. 220), Ovation (Ch. 274), DIY (Ch. 230), NatGeo Wild (Ch. 283), HUB (Ch. 294), and many more. If you like what you see, you can easily upgrade to XTRA and start enjoying all of these channels as part of your regular channel lineup." I have Mas Ultra and I have been missing a few channels that I like Foxnews,TVland and Bet.So this is my chance to check it out. I might consider getting the Xtra and adding Espanol on top of it when things get better but for the time being Mas Ultra is a great value for me at the moment.