Showtime Movie Channels

Showtime Movie Channels is a group of Australian pay-TV movie channels, available on the Foxtel, Optus and Austar TV platforms. The service consisted of five original channels (showtime premiere, showcase, showtime action, showtime comedy, showtime drama), three HD simulcasts (showtime premiere HD, showcase HD, showtime action HD) and two timeshift channels (showtime two, showcase two). It was owned and operated by the Premium Movie Partnership (PMP), a joint venture in which Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Viacom, News Corporation and Liberty Global had equal shares. Foxtel took over managing and producing the Showtime channels as of 31 October 2012, with it purchasing assets of the PMP.[3] On 9 December 2012, it was announced that Movie Network and Showtime (with the exception of Showcase) would be replaced with a new line-up of Foxtel branded movie channels to be named Foxtel Movies[4]

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CountryAustralia
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Timeshift serviceshowtime two
Ownership
Ownerthe Premium Movie Partnership (PMP)/Foxtel
Sister channels
Showcase
Showtime Action
Showtime Comedy
Showtime Drama
Showtime Greats
History
Launched3 March 1995[1][2]
Closed31 December 2012
Replaced byFoxtel Movies
Former namesShowtime (prior to 15 November 2009)

The main competitor to Showtime is Movie Network Channels.


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