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Acorn TV freebie?

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Acorn TV freebie?

I've just noticed "Acorn TV Free Preview" in OnDemand; I don't remember seeing notice that there would be a free preview on that.  When did it start, please, and (more importantly) when does it end?  Also, is it just on OnDemand, or is there a channel as well (I'm in 08562 zip code)?

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Too difficult to answer, Comcast?

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@mrshvd3 wrote: ... is it just on OnDemand, or is there a channel as well ...

Comcast lists it with other channels described as "Subscription On Demand" at https://www.xfinity.com/learn/digital-cable-tv/svod/acorntv, so it doesn't look like Acorn has its own (numbered) channel. I wasn't able to find anything on when the Free Preview expires.

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@BruceW wrote:

@mrshvd3 wrote: ... is it just on OnDemand, or is there a channel as well ...

Comcast lists it with other channels described as "Subscription On Demand" at https://www.xfinity.com/learn/digital-cable-tv/svod/acorntv, so it doesn't look like Acorn has its own (numbered) channel. I wasn't able to find anything on when the Free Preview expires.


Glad to hear from you.  I don't think there is a channel for it, either.  I only just noticed "Acorn TV Free Preview" on the OnDemand main menu, then found the entire list of their programs "free" under "Premium Channels".  But unlike other freebies, not one word about when it started or when it ends. 

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I would also like to know when the Acorn TV Preview ends.  I believe that I first noticed it OnDemand last Monday, August 13, and it is still listed as of today, August 18.  Comcast,  please enlighten us.

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@SortaSour wrote:

I would also like to know when the Acorn TV Preview ends.  I believe that I first noticed it OnDemand last Monday, August 13, and it is still listed as of today, August 18.  Comcast,  please enlighten us.


At this point, we'll probably find out when it ends....when it ends.  Gee, Comcast has really paid attention to our request for information, hasn't it? 

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I watched Acorn by doing a search for particular shows on Acorn. Midsomer Murders, Loch Ness. However, this didn't work with Roku. It said free until Jan. 2029. Not sure of other parameters, maybe just older episodes?