Dish this month is holding free preview of five different premium channels, starting this weekend with the Starz channel.

The Starz preview, which began yesterday and extends through Monday, February 5, will include channels 340, and 350 through 356 on Dish.

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Programs that will be available this weekend on Starz include Counterpart, the new Starz original drama starring J.K. Simmons as a lowly United Nations bureaucrat who discovers his superiors have found a parallel universe.

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Dish next week will hold a free preview of Showtime from Friday, February 9, through Monday, February 12. The sneak peek coincides with Showtime’s season seven debut of Homeland (pictured above) at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 11.

The satcaster will then hold a free preview of HBO and Cinemax the following week. The preview of the two channels will run from Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19.

And finally, Dish will offer a free preview of the Starz Encore channels from Friday, February 23, through Monday, February 26.

— Phillip Swann