Free Preview of Cinemax for DirecTV and Dish Network

Free Preview Begins: August 11, 2011 (Thursday)
Free Preview Ends: August 14, 2011 (Sunday)

Update 8/9/11: Sorry everyone, this is just a free preview of Cinemax, not HBO like previously reported.

Both DirecTV and Dish Network are planning a free preview of Cinemax August 11-14.

A big thanks to Sal, Dallas, Jeremy, Rudy, and Nick for letting us know about this free preview! If you know about a free preview please let us know about it!

Channel Lineup:

Check with your local provider.

Dish Network


  1. Wow, I didn’t know DISH will have free HBO also. Are you sure? Their website and ch 102 info only lists Cinemax free preview on Aug 11-14.

    DISH already had free HBO in late June; are you sure they will give another free preview 6 weeks later?


  2. Yep, you’re right Rudy. Thank you!

  3. It probably would make sense that Cinemax is involved in the free preview only and not HBO, considering Cinemax is the only one of the two that has a series debuting that weekend, since the action series “Strike Back” (which is actually entering its second season, but season two is really the first one to air in the U.S., since it already runs in the U.K., where it is produced) premieres on the first night of the preview. It seems a little odd that Cinemax is doing the freeview without HBO this time around, because usually free previews involving one or both channels include HBO and Cinemax or just HBO; that being said I wonder if Cox is going to jump aboard this freeview since Cinemax wasn’t part of the June HBO freeview (unlike the one in April), where I live.

  4. I just received my monthly DIRECTV flyer. DIRECTV is offering CINEMAX and HBO FREE on September 23-26.

  5. The DIRECTV TVmail I received on Monday, August 8th indicates “Cinemax Free Trial Aug. 11-14.”.

  6. So will DirecTV have HBO this weekend or not? I got the same email on Cinemax, so that’s confirmed. But I haven’t heard anything on HBO except for here.

  7. is everyone else getting the encore channels and tmc channels right now? Have had them for over a week now?

  8. Okay, it’s just a free preview of Cinemax. Sorry I got some less than reliable info on that.

  9. Hooray for free soft core it’s all fake porn! Lol seriously, that’s the only reason people watch cinemas, right?

  10. What TIME does the free Cinemax start and end?

  11. There’s no set time Carlos it’s whenever they decide to flip the switch.

  12. Anybody know about AT&T U-verse?

  13. On DirecTV the previews always start and stop at 3am pacific for me.

  14. incredible free preview, but if you guys havent requested it, both dish network and direct tv offer a free 3-month preview of the movie channels, to try to boost subscriptions,…. if you dont like them or dont want to subscribe you have to remember to call and cancel them before the 3 months is up

  15. I want disney channel ally of people I know that there waiting on that.

  16. What sense does it make to offer free previews if you don’t know the channels!

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