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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


Rewind Channel Free Preview

Revised 2020 Rewind Channel Logo

Feb. 1 - 29th on Channel 622

Rewind is a Canadian television channel giving a curated throwback movie experience.  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 Rewind’s lineup of hundreds of movies, watch them uncensored, and in high definition. 

Reconnect. Rediscover. Relive. Rewind. 

Rewind is a part of Quadro’s Digital Movies Package. The Free Preview period is from February 1st to February 29th on Channel 622.

Silver Screen Classics Free Preview

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

Feb. 1 to Feb. 29 on Channel 536

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

Catch ‘Some Like it Hot‘ February 23rd, at 9:30 pm only on Silver Screen Classics. Click the movie title to read about it on IMDB.

Silver Screen Classics is a part of Quadro’s Digital Movie Package. The theme is like having your own personal video store on your TV.

The Free Preview period is from February 1st to the 29th on channel 536.

BBC Earth Free Preview

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BBC Earth part of the HD 2 digital tv package

Feb. 3rd to Apr. 5th on Channel 278

BBC Earth Canada seeks to connect everyone with the incredible wonders of our world. We will take you on a thrilling journey of discovery, from the smallest creatures to the limitless expanse of space. BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human. We push boundaries, combining imagination with technology, to create surprising new ways to open your eyes to the amazing world we live in.

Catch BBC Earth’s newest Sir. David Attenborough stunning program ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ Saturday nights at 9 pm.

BBC Earth is in Quadro’s Digital HD Package 2 on Channel 278. If you love science and nature programming HD 2 is the package for you (it also includes: Hi-Fi, Love Nature, NASA and the Smithsonian Channel Canada).  An incredible value for only $4.95/month.

BBC Earth’s Free Preview Period runs from Monday Feb. 3rd to Sunday Apr. 5th on channel 278.

Makeful TV Free Preview

Digital FYI - Makeful
Makeful Channel is a part of the digital FYI package

From Feb. 3rd to Apr. 5th on Channel 503

Makeful is a lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the ‘maker’ community and the creation of one-of-a-kind, handmade goods. Featuring passionate, entertaining makers who share their ideas and provide inspiration, Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and Do-It-Yourself series.

Catch the new original series ‘Landscape Artist of the Year Canada’, premiering Sunday February 16th at 9 pm.

Makeful is a part of Quadro’s Digital FYI theme packageThe Free Preview period runs from Feb. 3rd to Apr. 5th on channel 503.

Smithsonian Channel Free Preview Channel 277

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Free Preview from Feb. 3 to Apr. 5th

The Smithsonian Channel Canada is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. Program genres, drawn from the world’s leading cultural institution, include air and space, science and nature, pop culture and history.  Smithsonian Channel travels beyond the ordinary to reveal a vast scope of exciting stories and experiences that fuel the curiosity in all of us.

Watch for the Series premieres of ‘Damian Lewis: Spywars‘ (True stories behind some of the world’s most important spy operations from the Cold War through to the ‘war on terror’) on February 16th at 8 pm; ‘High Maintenance‘ (Meet the hard-working crews who ensure critical infrastructures are functioning at their best every single day) on February 4th at 10 pm; ‘Black in Space: Breaking the Colour Barrier‘ (Meet the black astronauts and engineers standing at the crossroads of the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race), February 29th at 8 pm.

The Smithsonian Channel Canada is a part of Quadro’s Digital HD2 package  The Free Preview Period is from Monday February 3rd, to Sunday April 5th on channel 277.


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HGTV Canada's premier station for home renovation and design inspiration. Quadro channel 46 included in Quadro Complete

Enjoy from Mar. 1 to Apr. 30 Ch. 46

HGTV Canada is your true partner for home. HGTV celebrate the spirit of home through inspiring design, renovation and real estate shows. It is the network where the experts are guides and friends helping viewers realize what’s possible. Enjoy new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Sundays at 9:00 pm; Island of Bryan, Sundays at 10:00 pm; Making it Home with Kortney & Dave; Wednesdays at 10:00 pm and $ave My Reno, Tuesdays at 9:00 and 9:30 pm.

HGTV is channel 46 and runs from March 1 to April 30th, and is a part of Quadro’s Complete package. As a subscriber to Complete, you can also enjoy HGTV on the Go with your Quadro Watch TV Everywhere account. Have signed up yet? Click the link and discover how and all the channels available to you, on the GO.

To learn more about HGTV’s programming, visit their website at or their Facebook Page HGTV Canada.

National Geographic Channel Free Preview

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The National Geographic channel is a part of the digital family package.

Enjoy from Mar. 1 to Apr. 30 Channel 551

National Geographic believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling. Its award-winning series tells stories of humankind from an up-close perspective.

Enjoy new seasons and episodes of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, exclusively on National Geographic, Mondays at 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.  Catch Wicked Tuna, Wednesdays at 9:00 pm with a new season premiering March 4th and you’ll want to tune into Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Thursdays at 10:00 pm, with a new season premiering on March 19th.

The National Geographic Channel’s Free Preview runs from March 1 to April 30th on channel 551.  National Geographic is a part of Quadro’s most popular thene package, Digital Family. Click here: Digital Packages, to view all of Quadro’s line-up.

To learn more about the National Geographic Channel, the shows and its schedule, visit their website or Facebook page.


Digital FYI - Slice
Slice is a part of the digital FYI package.

Enjoy from Mar. 1 to Apr. 30th

Slice is your destination for unscripted television showcasing big, buzz-worthy personalities and a glimpse into the lifestyles and relationships of the rich and outrageous.

Enjoy new seasons of popular programs such as Vanderpump Rules, Tuesdays at 9:00 pm; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Wednesdays at 9:00 pm (new season begins Apr. 22nd) and The Real Housewives of New York City, Thursdays at 9:00 pm (new season begins Apr. 2nd).  Catch the brand new series, Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Mondays at 9:00 pm. Trading in the motor yacht famed on Below Deck, this series is set on a luxury sailing yacht with a new crew and equally demanding charter guests looking to follow the wind as they cruise along the crystal-clear blue waters of Corfu, Greece.

Tune into Slice on channel 562 to enjoy the Free Preview from March 1 to April 3oth.  Slice is a part of Quadro’s Digital FYI package. To learn more about Quadro’s Theme packages, visit here: Digital Packages.

To learn more about Slice, it’s programs and schedule, visit their website and/or their Facebook page.

Family Channel - Channel 50 & 541

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Free Preview Mar. 1 - Mar. 31st

Let’s face it, life’s busy. Between getting the kids to soccer practice, dance class and science club, it’s hard to get in that much needed family time. But Family Channel’s new programming lineup makes deciding what to turn on easy, offering exciting series and movies that the entire family will actually want to sit down and watch together!

With “no family argument for the remote” shows like American Ninja Warrior JuniorJust Add MagicMiraculous and Supergirl and movies every Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m., we’re dedicated to turning screen time into family time.

Catch the whole Family lineup during the Free Preview period from March 1 to March 31st on the following channel:

Family Channel: Channels 50 & 541 (West) 

Family CHRGD: Channel 538 and 

Family Jr.: Channel 539 

Check their websites for full show schedules. 

T+E Free Preview on Channel 572

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Enjoy from Mar. 2 to May 3rd

From fan-favourite cult series to can’t miss TV events, T+E is your escape into a world brimming with fantasy, intrigue, and unforgettable storytelling.

Catch popular programs such as Help! My House is Haunted, airing on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm; Charmed, Saturday afternoons and Paranormal Caught on Camera. 

Enjoy T+E on Free preview from March 2nd to May 3rd on channel 572.  T+E is included in Quadro’s Digital Lifestyle theme package. Click the link to view the other channels included in Lifestyle.

To learn more about T+E schedules and programming visit their website, or their social media channels, Facebook and Twitter.

Cottage Life Free Preview Channel 512

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Cottage Life, a part of the digital news package.

Enjoy from Mar. 2nd to May 3rd

Where every day is a weekend. 

Escape the city and leave the stress behind with Cottage Life. Celebrating the people, activities and places that make your leisure time special. Exclusive content covers real estate, food, DIY projects and much more. Both informative and entertaining, no one captures the essence of weekend living like this.

Enjoy the Free Preview from March 2nd to May 3rd on channel 512.  And, Save the Date, for the new series LIFE BELOW ZERO: CANADA premiering on Tuesday March 17th at 9:00 pm. Based on the popular LIFE BELOW ZERO from Britain, the Canadian series travels Canada’s north from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario and visits Canadians enduring our harsh northern winters.

Cottage Life is included in Quadro’s Digital News theme.  Click the link to view all of the channels included in the News theme.

To learn more about Cottage Life’s schedules and programs visit their website, and social channels; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.