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DirecTV Free Preview of HD Extra Pack This Month

Featured movies on HDNET movies for August

Free Preview Begins: August 10, 2017 (Thursday)
Free Preview Ends: August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)

There will be a free preview of HD Extra Pack on DirecTV August 10-16. This includes 9 HD channels which are listed below.

Thank you, Carol, for letting us know about this free preview! Do you know about an upcoming free preview? Let me know about it!

Channel Lineup:

565 – Hallmark Movie Channel HD
566 – HDNet Movies
567 – MGM HD
568 – Sony Movie Channel HD
570 – Smithsonian HD
571 – Crime & Investigation HD
572 – MTV Live
573 – Shorts HD



  1. Great! I didn’t get the notification in my on-screen guide’s inbox yet so I had no idea we’d be having this.

  2. 569 Universal HD is not included because it no longer exists. NBC shut it down on July 14, 2017.

    Also 572 changed name/branding to MTV Live quite a while ago, so I think someone needs to update the package info they use for this listing in these posts.

  3. I’m still living in the Stone Age with direct tv. Because I refuse to pay for a new box. If I were a new customer then I would have all the perks.

  4. Why can’t I get these free stations today? When I put channel number in, it won’t even go to or show those channels on the guide? Ch. 565 IE

  5. I’m not getting any of the free channels

  6. So, can we add just this HD pack if we want to? I love Hallmark Movies and Mysteries!

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