DirecTV Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, and Starz

Free Preview Begins: November 25, 2013 (Monday)
Free Preview Ends: December 1, 2013 (Sunday)

DirecTV will be getting a free preview of HBO/Cinemax and Starz November 25 – December 1.

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:

501 – 511 – HBO
515 – 523 – Cinemax
525 – 531 – Starz




  2. during the Free preview of HBO, Cinemax and Starz will the On Demand feature be available and if nit can it be activated?

  3. I’m a DirecTv customer and the free preview was announced with my last bill, but there’s nothing showing up.

  4. The preview isn’t until the end of next month.

  5. Wow five days of HBO, Starz, and Cinemax.

  6. They usually include Sundance too!

  7. Is cox doing.anything

  8. Paul,

    Yes, Cox will increase your bill by about 6 Percent in April, like they do every year.

  9. Wow no previews for cox huh

  10. Whats the purpose of keeping archives of free TV previews going back to 2008?

  11. What time does the preview start on Monday morning? Just past midnight on Sunday?


  12. All DirecTV previews start and end at 3am Pacific.

  13. Directv does not confirm this preview starting Nov 25

  14. There’s nothing in the Direct TV newsletter about this preview (HBO/Cinemax/Starz 11/25/13 – 12/1/13). Is it a secret??

  15. This came from the “Inside DirecTV” pamphlet.

  16. When will th movies show up as available on th guide? I just checked it out and it shows the channels as unavailable. Is that normal? Thanks.

  17. nothing showing on direct tv as of this writing. not feeling warm and fuzzy about it.

  18. The preview seems to be working. I’m getting HBO, Cinemax, and Starz as advertised.

  19. I’ve got Encore too! How great is this.

  20. No preview yet…is it only in certain areas? I’m in Florida.

  21. I’m getting free channels up to 542 ENCFAM: so 501 thru 542 total.

  22. Unfortunately the On-Demand channels are not free for preview.

    I tried to see older episodes of White Queen on Starz and Boardwalk Empire on HBO and they’re not downloadable.

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