Free Preview of HBO & Cinemax for DirecTV

Free Preview Begins: September 14, 2012 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends: September 17, 2012 (Monday)

Update 8/28/12: The free preview of HBO & Cinemax will also be shown on Verizon FIOS.

You’ll be able to enjoy a free preview of HBO & Cinemax September 14-17 if you’re a DirecTV subscriber.

Thank you David 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



  1. Are you sure HBO is included in this? The onscreen message from DirecTV only mentioned the Cinemax free trial. The same goes for the DIRECTV News feed on their website.

  2. There’s a cinemax free trial this weekend (August 17-20). Are you sure you aren’t confusing the dates?

  3. This one is in addition the Cinemax one coming up this weekend.

  4. Is this for specific areas, because it’s not working for me.

  5. Zach, this is for September.

  6. Anyone know of a mobile site to view HBO’s guide? Unlike Cinemax, I can’t access HBO’s listings from my phone.

  7. Is cox doing anything soon

  8. Did nobody.hear that I.wanted to know what cox is doing

  9. Haven’t heard anything about Cox yet Paul.

  10. Any one know the am/pm starting and ending (CST) of the September 14-17 free trial of HBO and Cinamax?

  11. Is this preview still happening?

  12. Once Friday hits (as of 12 midnight) the channels will open up even if they’re not now. So go ahead and dvr the shows and movies you want to watch. They will all record starting friday

  13. My thanks to Thomas for the info.

  14. Previews always start and end at 3am Pacific, at least for me.

  15. It’s not letting me DVR any movies – it says I don’t have the current programming on my account. I think this isn’t really a “free preview”, especially since we just had this a month ago.

  16. 0340 EST and still not working. Also, you cannot record anything until it’s up.

  17. It’s 1:15am PDT and Cinemax hasn’t come on yet, but I’ll give it ’til 3am and see what happens then!

  18. EST it starts 6:00 am Friday and ends 6:00 am Tuesday, I’m getting HBO and SUNDANCE, but not CINEMAX.

  19. It starts 6:00 am Friday in the east and ends 6:00 am Tuesday. It’s now 6:48 am. I’m getting HBO and Sundance, but not Cinemax

  20. As of 6:20 CST, HBO is working, but Cinemax is not.

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