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Showtime free preview weekend?

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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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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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Message 3 of 40
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Ahh, okay. Thanks!
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wow helpful post!!!!

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Message 5 of 40
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Would have been good to make this clearer.  Why not have Showtime available on the regular TV channel? 

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Message 6 of 40
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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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Message 7 of 40
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how can I watch the strike force fights on showtime tonight?

 

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Message 8 of 40
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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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Message 9 of 40
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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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Message 10 of 40
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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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Message 11 of 40
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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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Message 12 of 40
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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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Message 13 of 40
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Same here. It was on this morning and then quit at around 11:00 PM

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Message 14 of 40
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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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Message 15 of 40
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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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Message 16 of 40
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Same thing happen to us. We were under the impression it was THROUGH Sunday. What gives?
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Message 17 of 40
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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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Message 18 of 40
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Same here in Michigan!  Trying to watch Homeland and seeing if its worth the subscription.  Not looking like it now....

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Message 19 of 40
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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 Smiley Sad 

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Message 20 of 40
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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. Smiley Sad

 

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Message 21 of 40
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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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Message 22 of 40
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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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Message 23 of 40
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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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Message 24 of 40
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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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Message 25 of 40
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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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Message 26 of 40
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Not sure that I get your point. 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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Message 27 of 40
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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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Message 28 of 40
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Re: Pthom

 

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

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Message 29 of 40
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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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Message 30 of 40
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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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Message 31 of 40
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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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Message 32 of 40
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Watched one TV episode and it's back to pay only again. *sigh*

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Message 33 of 40
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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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Message 34 of 40
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@ 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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Message 35 of 40
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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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Message 36 of 40
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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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Message 37 of 40
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Still working in MN. 3:15 Central Time, 4:15 Eastern time.

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Message 38 of 40
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i cant tell since i have showtime

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Message 39 of 40
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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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Message 40 of 40
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Showtime is pulling the plug a little early it seems.