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Amyj
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Need something new to watch? Want to watch for free before adding to your Optik TV lineup? Check back to this article regularly for the latest channel and content additions.

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Channel Name

Channel Number

Date Range

CTV Sci-Fi

Channel 392 HD

January 31 - Februay 23, 2023

Makeful

Channel 319 HD

January 30 - April 3, 2023

Smithsonian

Channel 715 HD

January 30 - April 3, 2023

First National

Channel 3001 SD

February 24 - Feb 28, 2023

Kanal 5

Channel 3003 SD

February 24 - Feb 28, 2023

Historia

Channel 2017 HD
Channel 8017 SD

Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2023

Slice

Channel 331 HD
Channel 9331 SD

Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2023

Fairchild, Fairchild 2 HD & Talentvision

Channels 2802, 2803 & 2831

Jan 21 - Feb 17, 2023

National Geographic

Channel 700 HD
Channel 9700 SD

Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2023

CMT

Channel 555 HD
Channel 9555 SD

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2023

NTD TV

Channel 2863

Dec 1 - Mar 1, 2023

Hollywood Suite 70s

Channel 426 HD

Dec 1 - Jan 5, 2023

Hollywood Suite 00s

Channel 429 HD

Dec 1 - Jan 5, 2023

Hollywood Suite 90s

Channel 428 HD

Dec 1 - Jan 5, 2023

Hollywood Suite 80s

Channel 427 HD

Dec 1 - Jan 5, 2023

Food Network

 

Channel 313 HD
Channel 9313 SD

Nov 1 - Nov 30

Wild TV

Channel 359 HD
Channel 9359 SD

Nov 1 - Nov 30

Sportsman Channel

Channel 361 HD
Channel 9361 SD

Nov 1 - Nov 30

W Network

Channel 329 HD
Channel 9329 SD

Nov 1 - Nov 30

Love Nature

Channel 714 4K
Channel 713 SD

October 31 - January 2

BBC First

Channel 375

October 31 - January 2

Willow TV

Channel 2372 HD

October 18 - November 8

ATN Movies

Channel 2391 HD

October 1 - 30

ATN Sony

Channel 2310 HD

October 1 - 31

ATN HD

Channel 2303 HD

October 1 - 30

HGTV

Channel 301 HD
Channel 9301 SD

October 1 - 31

Showcase

Channel 301 HD
Channel 9301 SD

October 1 - 31

Adult Swim

Channel 449 HD
Channel 9449 SD

September 1 - 30

History

Channel 704 HD
Channel 9704 SD

September 1 - 30

GAME+

Channel 924

September 1 - May 31 2023

Series Plus

Channel 8059 HD
Channel 2059 SD

September 1 - 30

ATN Sony Pal

Channel 2335

September 13 - December 13

ATN Sony Yay

Channel 2405

September 13 - December 13

First National

3001

February 24 - August 31

Rev TV

2654

August 18 - September 18

REV TV 

962 HD 9962 SD

 

July 1 - July 18

Kanal 5

3003 SD

February 24 - August 31

ABC Spark

924 HD

June 1-30

Disney 

95606/9607 SD 606/607 HD

June 1-30

GMA Pinoy

2610 HD

June 1-30

GMA News TV

2615 HD

June 1-30

GMA Lite TV

2611 HD

June 1-30

Slice

9331 (SD) 331 (HD)

May 1- May 31

DTOUR

9504 (SD) 504 (HD)

May 1- May 31

VRAK

8031 (SD) 2031 (HD)

April 7 - April 28, 2022

Out TV

9347 (SD) 347 (HD)

April 1 - April 30

Willow TV

2372

Mar 25 - May 22, 2022

Magnolia Network (Formerly DIY)

311

Mar 28 - May 31, 2022

ATN Punjabi

2420

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

ATN Punjabi Plus

2421

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

ATN PM One

2425

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

ATN ABP Sanjha

2361

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

ATN HD

Channel  2303 (HD) 8303 (SD)

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

ATN Life

2340

Mar 15 - Apr 15, 2022

Teletoon (English & French)

Channel 622 (EN)


Channel 2033 (FR)

Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2022

Treehouse

601

March 1 - 31, 2022

Sportsman Channel

361

March 1 - 15, 2022

Documentary Channel

731

March 1 - 31, 2022

Salt & Light

873

March 2 - Apr 18, 2022

Cottage Life

355

Feb 28 - May 1, 2022

5 Kanal

3003

Feb 24 - Mar 28, 2022

Family Channel

605

Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2022

Family Jr.

603

Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2022

Wildbrain (rebrand to CHRGD on March 1)

618

Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2022

Makeful

319

Jan 31 - Apr 3, 2022

 

 

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BobArthur
Coach

Hi there - I'm kind of new to Telus so I was wondering if this " free preview " list gets updated monthly ???? And if so - where do I find this updated list ???  I know that channel 5 is the Free Preview channel but it seems like this page contained more free previews then the channel did.

Amyj
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey Bob! This list is updated every 2 weeks and will show previous free preview channels that have expired as where channel 5 wont. Both will show active free previews 🙂 

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amy - thanks for the update. 👍

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amy - was the game+ channel ( #924 here in Vancouver ) on an extended free preview ???? Even though it's not part of one of my theme packs I was getting this channel ever since I switched over to Telus on April 1st. I noticed last week that I even though I could still watch this channel that I was not able to set up a recording past 12 am today. And now I see that the channel has been removed totally. I don't it listed anywhere as a free preview and your list includes free previews that started in January. 

Amyj
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi  @BobArthur Game+ was on free preview from September 1 - June 19

BobArthur
Coach

9.5 months - now that's a FREE PREVIEW !!!!!!! 😀 Thanks for the quick response. 👍

Amyj
Community Manager
Community Manager

Anytime!!!!

tnako2000
Organizer

What are the free previews for August 2022? The channel on tv doesn't show anything new and there should be some new channels on free preview. I have restarted the box as suggested before and that did NOTHING. Please update the free previews for this month (AUGUST 2022) Please.

tnako2000
Organizer

please update the list above to include this month's free previews which have already begun.

Amyj
Community Manager
Community Manager

@tnako2000 List has been updated! 

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amyj - just a heads up on a small mistake on the above list of free previews. You've got the channel numbers for SeriesPlus listed twice - once for SeriesPlus and once for History. 

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amyj - got a couple of quick notes for you:

 

- the free preview channel ( channel 5 here in Vancouver ) really needs to be updated as it still shows Kanal 5 and First National and those free previews ended on August 31st plus HGTV and Showcase are still there and those free previews ended on October 31st.

- Hollywood Suite and CMT are now coming through as free previews. The press release from Hollywood Suite shows that their free preview lasts until January 5th and it looks like the CMT free preview lasts until January 3rd.

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amyj - just wanted to let you know that CTV Comedy and CTV Sci-Fi are now coming through and are listed on the Free Previews channel. Not sure when these free previews will end but other cable companies have them available until January 10th. CTV Life and CTV Drama may also be available but I already subscribe to them so I can't tell if they are on a free preview.

Amyj
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @BobArthur 

 

Information posted on this page may have a delay as we are not provided the info in real time. We try our best to have updated as soon as possible, but please understand it may be delayed. Thanks! 

BobArthur
Coach

Amyj - no worries. I think you do a great job here of keeping an updated list of free previews available on Telus. I can only compare what you do to what I used to see with SHAW and they did a horrible job of keeping their Free Previews page updated ( some channels would only be listed after their free preview ended and some were never listed at all ) which is why I started a free preview thread over on their Forum page and now I do the same over here.

 

https://forum.telus.com/t5/Optik-TV/Current-Free-Previews/m-p/128819#M9776

BobArthur
Coach

Hi Amyj - I was wondering if you knew why my thread about current free previews available on Telus has been closed / locked from any further comments ????

Just_LH
Ambassador

I don't think this is correct, Showcase is free now, I think I read it was until Jan 10.

BobArthur
Coach

The Showcase ( channel 301 in Vancouver ) free preview is over for me.

BobArthur
Coach

Hi A-B - you forgot to include CTV Sci-Fi, Makeful and the Smithsonian channel as current free previews. Can you tell us when each of these 3 free previews ends. 

A-B
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @BobArthur, the chart has been updated. Going forward, you can always tune in to Channel 5 on Optik TV to see all of the free preview information, thanks!

BobArthur
Coach

Hi A-B - thanks for the quick update. The only info I can't get from channel 5 is the end date for each free preview so I always check back here for that information. 

A-B
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @BobArthur one thing to try is to check out the tile picture for each individual channel as they static image often shows the free preview start/end dates (as long as you don't hover the cursor over it...that causes the live feed to start playing).

 

Otherwise, we'll update this article as much as possible though the metadata for this isn't always available. Staying tuned to Channel 5 is your best bet.

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