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Free HBO/Cinemax coming up on 1/11

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by pmjones, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1 of 26

    pmjones AllStar

    Aug 3, 2012
    Not posted yet, but it should look something like this ~

    From Jan 11th to Jan 14th

    Channel 300-305, 307-309

    Enjoy a long weekend of HBO FREE! Catch award winning programming, great Hollywood hits and special events. Plus, the season premiere of HBO's original series Girls(SM) & Enlightened®.

    Channel 310-314

    Enjoy 5 channels of Cinemax all weekend long - Free! Watch the best variety of top Hollywood box office movies. Plus, new from Alan Ball (creator/Executive Producer of TRUE BLOOD) catch the premiere of Cinemax's new original series Banshee(SM).

    Also hearing that Showtime may also have a promo for a few days that weekend but this is not confirmed yet . . .
  2. Jan 2, 2013 #2 of 26

    pfred Mentor

    Feb 8, 2009
    Thanks for the info
  3. Jan 2, 2013 #3 of 26

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    Yep, thanks.
  4. Jan 2, 2013 #4 of 26
    Tecmo SB Guy

    Tecmo SB Guy Legend

    Sep 27, 2007
    I posted this on the other board but we should be getting a free preview from Epix from January 4 to January 17.

    And the Showtime free preview should be January 11 to January 13.

    I found this info on Channel 102 and the on-screen TV Guide.
  5. Jan 2, 2013 #5 of 26

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    OK ... thanks for that info as well.
  6. Jan 2, 2013 #6 of 26

    mike1977 Legend

    Aug 26, 2005
    WOW! A Showtime free preview? :eek2:
  7. Jan 2, 2013 #7 of 26

    dennispap Icon

    Feb 1, 2007

    EPIX Channel 292,380-382 1/4-1/16
    ID channel 192 1/3-1/29
    Tennis Channel 1/3-1/29
    Pixl Channel 388 1/3-1/29
    Fox Movie Channel Channel 133 1/3-1/29
    NBATV Channel 156 1/3-1/29
    LMN Channel 109 1/3-1/29
    HBO Channel 300-305,307-309 1/11-1/14
    Cinemax Channel 310-314 1/11-1/14
    Showtime Channel 318-323,327-328,333 1/12-1/13

    IFC Channel 298 11/1-1/16
    WEtv Channel 128 11/1-1/16
    Sundance Channel 358 11/1-1/16
    Fuse Channel 164 11/1-1/16
  8. Jan 3, 2013 #8 of 26
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  9. Jan 3, 2013 #9 of 26

    HinterXGames Godfather

    Dec 20, 2012
    The freeview for 11 Jan - 13 Jan is all 4 premium channels.
    EDIT: Woops, sorry, thought this was the DTV Freeview, didn't check before I posted. Apologies! (was access with the New Posts tab)
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
  11. Tecmo SB Guy

    Tecmo SB Guy Legend

    Sep 27, 2007
    HBO and Cinemax previews are now up.
  12. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    Thanks and I see them now as well.

    As a side note, it just goes to show you that some folks on the other thread who said free previews aren't supposed to start until 5:00 PM on the start day don't necessarily know what they're talking about. I have seen free previews start a day ahead (just like HBO & Cinemax now), pop up early on the start day, and even extend to an extra day. That's not to say that free previews don't start late and end right on time, but the point is, it seems different almost every time despite whatever the official Dish policy is or what they actually intended to do. For those of us who like to jump on these things as reasonably soon as possible (for recording purposes), an early start is a bonus as far as I am concerned.
  13. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    It shows up when it shows up. It doesn't show up until it does.

    Patience is a virtue.
  14. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    My, that's quite profound. I guess the corollary would be, "It's on while it's on", and, "It ends when it ends". :wizardhat

    Ignorance is bliss. :wave:
  15. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    So before we get into a future 'it started late' discussion --- what time are they suppose to start?

    I've never seen a policy, so for me if it's no later than sometime on the scheduled date, I've always felt they fulfilled their promise
  16. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I'm glad you're happy ... that the channels are on that is. :D
  17. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    I honestly don't know. But since I pay attention to this stuff on a practical basis whenever a premium free preview comes down the pike, all I can say is that the start times (i.e., when the free channels actually show up on my guide) are often all over the map (and this can often include the stop time on the end day.

    If there is a behind-the-scenes established time at Dish for the start time on the published start day (some have said it is supposed to be 5:00 PM), all I can say is that I have not personally experienced that specific start time, nor have I seen anything resembling something even close to consistency (not that I either expect that or feel that Dish has somehow totally blown it as long as things get underway sometime on the start day). That said, I tend to check my channel guide multiple times on the start day to get a head start on recording movies as soon as the free channels pop up. Understandably, other folks don't care as much about free previews or maybe watch a couple of movies and are not into recording all that much, such that they are not particularly concerned about the start or ending times.

    Maybe it's the clock they're using at Dish Programming Headquarters ...

  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
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  19. Kosh_5x5

    Kosh_5x5 Cool Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Does anyone have access to the Showtime preview that was scheduled for 1/11 through 1/13?

    The HBO/Cinemax channels became available last night for me. However, the Showtime channels are not available at this time.

    Thanks for any responses.
  20. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    No, they haven't showed up yet for me either. However, the last time I first questioned and then "complained" about the Epix free preview getting what I felt was a late start, I got taken to the woodshed for being unreasonable. The consensus seems to be that if any free preview starts sometime on the first day (even if later in the day), Dish has lived up to their "commitment".

    Another way to look at this I suppose, is that Dish started the HBO/Cinemax free preview the day before it was supposed to happen, so if the Showtime free preview channels pop-up later on their first day, maybe it all evens out for all concerned.

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