SUNDANCE TV Free Preview now through June 28

Sundance TV isn’t the channel you think it is. If you’re thinking of a channel that highlights recent art films, your information’s out of date. This is the perfect time to learn more about Sundance TV and maybe even decide to add the channel to your package.

Why is it the perfect time? Because there’s a free preview going on of Sundance on channel 557. It’s going on until June 28. You’ll find recent and older movies, favorite TV shows, and tons of great content. Enjoy it all month! It’s available to you 24/7 and any shows you record will still be playable after the free preview is over.

The history of Sundance TV

Sundance TV, originally called The Sundance Channel, has been around since 1996. It was affiliated at that time with the Sundance Film Festival. Most folks today don’t know this but that film festival was founded by actor Robert Redford, known in his younger days for playing the Sundance Kid in a pair of movies. That’s where the name came from.

Because of its affiliation with the film festival, the channel mostly aired documentaries and independent films from around the world. It was fairly successful, but in the 2010s that content mostly goes to Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming players.

After having been bought by the parent company of AMC in 2009, Sundance slowly rebranded itself as more of a general purpose lifestyle channel. Looking at it now I see reruns of old TV shows and movies from the 1980s and 1990s. Some of this content is available on streaming as well but if you’re going to watch these shows as they were intended, you’ll want to watch them live on a TV, not on-demand on your phone. That’s the way to get the rhythm of them just right.

The perfect time to get into Sundance TV

With a long free preview, you really have the opportunity to see what Sundance TV is all about. If it looks like something you’ll be interested in, you can get it on DIRECTV for a very fair price. Just call the fine folks at Solid Signal at 888-233-7563 and they’ll get you all set up. While you’re on the phone, talk to them about all your options. You might find out that you can get an upgrade to your existing satellite TV system for little or no money, or you could find that adding an antenna to your home theater might be a perfect way to get even more entertainment options.

The possibilities are limitless. For today, try out Sundance TV. You’ll be surprised at what you see. In the future, no matter what your entertainment choices may be, you’ll find the best selection and plenty of free tech support when you shop at Solid Signal.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.