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Showtime free preview weekend?

I thought the Showtime preview was this weekend? I tried to turn to the channel, but I just get the "subscription service" box. Melissa, Nashville
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commanguy
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

It is for ON Demand or online on the Comcast/Xfinity TV web site only.

Not on the television channels for Showtime

 

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Ahh, okay. Thanks!
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

wow helpful post!!!!

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Would have been good to make this clearer.  Why not have Showtime available on the regular TV channel? 

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commanguy
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Good question.

I suspect they are trying to push the OnDemand service and a lot of Showtime channels are only on the OnDemand channel. Also may be way to get more people aware of the online offerings to try and counter Netflix?

 

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sdg123
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

how can I watch the strike force fights on showtime tonight?

 

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andyross
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

It's easier for them to just open up OnDemand than adjust permissions on the channels. Also, it's possible some agreements may prevent some programming from being available to non-subscribers. I still wonder if the OnDemand catalog was scrubbed a bit for this weekend. I didn't see many big-name movies.

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I had showtime OD free yesterday on Comcast Atlanta, but today, it's not working. Did they turn it off early?

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jarh
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Registered: ‎01-08-2012

Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I also thought the Showtime free weekend went through today, Jan. 10.  I watched earlier this morning, and now it's back to paid service?  What gives?

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rog286713
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

free weekend was until today the 8th, from friday night.   If you liked it I am sure you could get a deal on it now.

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Where did you get that was until today? The site said 6th-8th. 

 

. I had to work Saturday but made sure that OD worked in my area and it did. I came home Sunday to check out some of the series available and it no longer was free as promised. I don't know if the fault was with Comcast or Showtime, but I certainly won't be subscribing to Showtime as a result of this weekend. 

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Pthom
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Same here. It was on this morning and then quit at around 11:00 PM

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

The Free Preview Schedule at http://www.sho.com/site/freepreview/home.do?source=shocom_hp_billboard

 

shows a schedule through Sunday evening, not until Sunday. A weekend is Saturday and Sunday, therefore a free weekend, should include Saturday and Sunday

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jake81183
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Ya I was just watching Dexter and when I finished the last episode and went to view the next one I couldn't view it anymore. They should have been more specific with the time it was free. 

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Registered: ‎04-06-2009

Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Same thing happen to us. We were under the impression it was THROUGH Sunday. What gives?
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DCano
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Registered: ‎01-08-2012

Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Same thing happened to us! Had been watching shows through OnDemand Friday through Saturday. Just made it to the best episode of the last season of “Dexter” and now they’re not showing the rest. I thought it was supposed to go through tonight? Not cool, Comcast. Not cool.

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Registered: ‎03-04-2010

Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Same here in Michigan!  Trying to watch Homeland and seeing if its worth the subscription.  Not looking like it now....

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CeeGables
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I just called and the customer service lady had no idea why it stopped working, told me the free preview was supposed to go through 11:59pm tonight. Told me to wait a half hour and try again... awesome. Just when Homeland was getting really addicting, too :smileysad: 

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Pthom
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

My service reps act like they never heard of the free weekend. They say it's a Showtime promotion and it's on them. The last one told me I had to have a Showtime subscription to get it. lol I just gave up after that. And I'd almost got through the whole season of Weeds. :smileysad:

 

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DCano
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I just chatted with Comcast who said their sources said the Free Preview ended at 12 noon Eastern time. Despite the fact that that information is not listed anywhere.

 

http://www.sho.com/site/freepreview/home.do

This makes it look like it goes all day today.

 

Disappointing.

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rog286713
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

ok so the free preview is over and some got to watch one season of a show.  now that its gone are you going to order showtime?  you got to watch a season does it make you want more.

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MBKSJ
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I think that's a crock... it stopped working and went back to paid use only last night a bunch of times and I finally gave up and went to bed and it did it this morning too. I emailed them my displeasure. They probably said it ended just to get everyone off their backs! lol.

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GHH72
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

We are in Illinois and it change to pay for Homeland.  We have checked back On Demand and it still shows pay and it is 12:44 pm  What is up?

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

That's the problem, I didn't get to watch a season or a partial. I based my weekend on what they said they would do. Had they been honest up front, I could have swapped days and watched previews of their series yesterday. As it stands, no. I will not be subscribing to a bait and switch vendor.

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MBKSJ
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

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Not sure that I get your point. :smileyconfused: The point of the posts is that they offered a free weekend and it's not working. regardless of whether anyone decides to subscribe. It shows that they have problems delivering.

 

Sorry.. that was a reply for Rog286713

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Pthom
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I'm in Springfield, IL and it just came back on but from what I'm hearing it's going on and off for most people.

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DCano
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Re: Pthom

 

It's back on in Fresno, Calif. - we'll see for how long.

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KittyFantastic
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

The free weekend of Showtime is offered by Showtime and Comcast is just a provider. Couldn't find anything that stated the specfic hours on the Showtime or Comcast sites, but that certainly would have been helpful.

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CeeGables
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

It's baaaaack!! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one calling up and complaining about this. It's false advertising - don't offer a free preview of Showtime and then cut it off before the time is supposed to be up. Regardless of whether or not people actually purchase a subscription because of this, this promotion was supposed to run through the end of today, so I'm glad its back on, fullfilling the stated advertisement.

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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Its back in Michigan...Thanks to whoever got it done!  I sent a message to @comcastcares and they responded quickly.  Didnt havent the answer right away but was looking into it.  So for future issues it  will be my first go to...

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MBKSJ
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Watched one TV episode and it's back to pay only again. *sigh*

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commanguy
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Don't know if this idea helps but make sure you are signed in when you try the preview. I just went to the site and so far it looks like it is still free.

When I went in not being signed up it said it was pay.

 

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MBKSJ
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

@ Commanguy -- yes. Defintely signed in. First thing I checked last night when it started happening and twice this morning when it failed on me.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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commanguy
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I figured you were. It sounds like communication/timing mishaps on Comcast's end. I watched a bit of Homeland and it worked. And that was while I repled so it was past 12 noon eastern time for certain.

 

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rog286713
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

I just saw I have a message on my box that says "hope you enjoyed your free weekend of showtim, click here to order"  I would guess that means its over.

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commanguy
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

Still working in MN. 3:15 Central Time, 4:15 Eastern time.

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rog286713
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

i cant tell since i have showtime :smileylaugh:

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gsal
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

You can only watch them through your on demand showtime screen. All the movies will be available.  My tv did the same thing as yours.

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rog286713
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Re: Showtime free preview weekend?

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Showtime is pulling the plug a little early it seems.