Dish and the Dish-owned Sling TV are now holding a free preview of the Pac 12 Network regional sports channel.

The channel airs live Pac 12 basketball and football games as well as other conference sports.

The free preview on Dish and Sling began Friday and runs until September 17, allowing subscribers to both services to sample early season Pac 12 college football games.

Sling TV, a live streaming service, says the free preview is available to subscribers of both its Orange and Blue programming packages.

Orange starts at $20-a-month and includes ESPN and roughly 30 cable networks. Blue costs $25-a-month, and includes more than 40 channels including live network feeds in select markets as well as several Fox channels.

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After the preview, Sling TV customers would have to subscribe to the $5-a–month ‘Sports Extra’ add-on package to get the Pac 12 Network. The Sports Extra plan, which can be added to a Blue or Orange basic package, includes the Pac 12 Network and several other channels including NBA TV, the SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNews, Outside TV and the NHL Network.

The Pac 12 Network in included in several Dish programming plans starting with its America’s Top 120 Plus package, which costs $74.99 a month without a promotional offer.

DIRECTV, Dish’s satellite rival, does not carry the Pac 12 Network, nor does its live streaming alternative, DIRECTV Now.

— Phillip Swann