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Francine D.
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  • Catch the latest station Free Previews to try before you buy.
  • Free previews are provided by our broadcasting partners so that you can try it before you buy it.
  • Gather the family together and view your next family entertainment source

Free Previews are a great way to try it, before you buy it.

Find the right stations with the content you want to enhance your Quadro Complete package by taking advantage of a broadcasters free preview. Free previews are available to viewers on a temporary basis so check back often to see which channels are on free preview.  Scroll through the page to find the channels that appeal to you. For a complete channel guide visit: the Digital TV page


With the extraordinary circumstances due to COVID-19, many of Quadro’s channel providers have offered a Free Preview period for their channels. Please refer to the list posted below for the complete list of stations that are currently on Free Preview.  Quadro would like to extend our thanks to our partners at Mitchell Seaforth Cable for their excellent work and to our cable providers for their generosity.  Scroll down for channel previews.

Channel Name End Date Channel # Channel Name End Date Channel #
Animal Planet  July 9th 553 Discovery Velocity – June 10 July 8th 270
CNBC June 30th 509 Hollywood Suite 70s,80s,90s,00s June 30th 617-620
CNN June 30th 36 Investigation Discovery June 10th 530
CP 24 June 30th 398 MSNBC June 30th 511
CTV Comedy –   June 18th July 23rd 53 Rewind July 31st 622
CTV Life Channel  July 9th 581 Silver Screen Classics July 31st 536
CTV News Network June 30th 392 Sportsnet 360  – June 15th July 31st 43
As at June 5, 2020

Rewind Channel 622

Revised 2020 Rewind Channel Logo

Free Preview May 1st to July 31st

Rewind is a Canadian television channel giving a curated throwback movie experience. On Quadro channel 622 a part of the Digital Movies package.

Relive the moment you first saw flying DeLoreans, bullet-time blockbusters, Scottish junkies, and charismatic cannibals.

Rediscover the characters, quotes, and plot twists that defined pop culture today.

Reconnect with some of your favourite films, or discover a film that you’ve never seen before.

Reward yourself with our lineup of hundreds of movies, watch them uncensored, and in HD.

Reconnect. Rediscover. Relive. Rewind.

Enjoy Rewind on free preview until June 30th on Quadro channel 622.

Silver Screen Classics Ch. 536

Digital Movies - Silver Screen Classics
Silver Screen Classics is a part of the digital movies package. The greatest films from the early years of cinema

Free Preview May 1st to July 31st

Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian television station specializing in classic films, serving up legendary movie stars like: John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others.

Enjoy these classic films all in one place on Quadro TV Digital Movies theme. Learn more about Quadro’s TV packages 

Catch all the action on Silver Screen Classics on free preview on channel 536 from May 1st to June 30th. 

Investigation Discovery Channel 530

Pick and Pay Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery is a part of the Digital News package or can be enjoyed as a $4.99 pick and pay option

Free Preview May 13th to June 10th

Enjoy Investigation Discovery on Quadro channel 520 on free preview from Wednesday May 13, 2020 to Wednesday June 10th. Investigation Discovery, is a part of the Discovery Channel Canada suite of top stations, focused on true crime programming. Enjoy the new series IF I SHOULD DIE; along with fan-favourite programs: HOMICIDE CITY: CHARLOTTE (premiering May 26th at 9 pm); GRAVE MYSTERIES S2 (premieres May 14th at 9 pm); ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN (The 10th season premieres June 7th at 10 pm).

Enjoy the free preview on channel 530 from May 13th to June 10th. 

Animal Planet Ch. 553

Animal Planet Logo 2020 Channel 553 TV Packages

Free Preview June 2nd to July 9th

Animal Planet is offering a nationwide free view, starting Tuesday, June 2, just in time for the premiere of its summer lineup of new and returning series.

Available until Thursday, July 9, the channel’s free preview will coincide with the season premieres of The Aquarium (June 15), Pit Bulls and Parolees (above, June 26) and North Woods Law (June 30).

In addition, all-new episodes of Lone Star Law (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET), Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET) and Amanda to the Rescue (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET) are scheduled during the free view period.

Animal Planet, channel 553, is a part of Quadro’s Digital Family package and is also available as a stand-alone pick-and-pay option.  Call 519.229.8933 to speak with a customer service representative to learn more.

Enjoy the free preview of Animal Planet on channel 553 from June 2nd to July 9th. 

CTV Life channel 581

CTV Life Channel Logo - part of digital family package

Free Preview June 2nd to July 9th.

CTV Life channel primarily broadcasts factual and reality programming on topics such as cooking, home improvement, weddings, real estate and entertainment programming.  Favourite shows include: BRIDEZILLA; MARTHA & SNOOP’S POT LUCK DINNER; I DO, REDO; HOLMES 911 and much more.

Enjoy the CTV Life free view from June 2nd to July 9th on channel 581. 

Hollywood Suite Channels 617-620

Image of Hollywood Suite 4 logos in a quad.

Free Preview June 1 to June 30th.

Enjoy a free view of Hollywood Suites 4 movie channels offering the best films from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.  While you’re watching, you’ll have the chance to ‘Go for gold with an award-winning film every night’.  Hollywood Suite is rolling out the red carpet for an award-winning film every night at 9:00 pm from June 1st to August 31st. That’s 92 nights of unforgettable films, as seen in the video for June.

Don’t miss your opportunity to catch Hollywood Suites ‘Best of the Best’ and see an old favourite or discover a classic you may have missed.

Hollywood Suite is channels 617 (70s), 618 (80s), 619 (90s) and 620 (00s) from June 1 to June 30th.