Showtime (TV network)

Showtime logo, used from 1984 to 1997; a 3D circle containing a TV screen (which was originally used as the channel's primary logo dating back to 1979) was used alongside this logo from 1984 to 1990. This logo was also used on Showtime Australia until 2009. It was also in use for nostalgia purposes for the marketing of the 2019 series Black Monday.
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American premium television network owned by Paramount Media Networks, and is the flagship property of the namesake parent subsidiary under its Premium Network Group unit, Showtime Networks.

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Paramount Media Networks

American mass media division of Paramount Global that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.

American mass media division of Paramount Global that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.

New York headquarters

In January 2006, the remnants of MTV Networks and Showtime Networks were separated following Viacom's split into two entities: CBS Corporation, which retained CBS, UPN, Simon & Schuster and Showtime Networks (Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix), and a spun-off company under the Viacom name, which took ownership of Paramount Pictures, BET Networks and MTV Networks (Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1).

Viacom (1952–2006)

American media conglomerate based in New York City.

American media conglomerate based in New York City.

The original Viacom logo used from 1971 to 1976
Viacom's logo from 1976 to 1989
CBS Corporation logo (2006–2019)
Logo of the spun-off Viacom (2006–2019), introduced on January 1, 2006
Logo of ViacomCBS (2020–2022), introduced on December 4, 2019

In 1976, Viacom started Showtime, a pay movie channel, with Warner-Amex taking a half-share ownership.

Showtime Networks

Showtime Networks Inc. is an American entertainment company that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime.

Amazon Prime Video

American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming and rental service of Amazon offered as a standalone service or as part of Amazon's Prime subscription.

American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming and rental service of Amazon offered as a standalone service or as part of Amazon's Prime subscription.

The original launch in the U.S. included services such as Curiosity Stream, Lifetime Movie Club, AMC's Shudder, Showtime, Starz, and others.

Flat-screen televisions for sale at a consumer electronics store in 2008

Pay television

About television services in which rely on a subscription fee in order to be watched.

About television services in which rely on a subscription fee in order to be watched.

Flat-screen televisions for sale at a consumer electronics store in 2008

The term is most synonymous with premium entertainment services focused on films or general entertainment programming such as, in the United States, Cinemax, Epix, HBO, Showtime, and Starz, but such services can also include those devoted to sports, as well as adult entertainment.

Actor playing the Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world's first dramatic feature-length film.

Television film

Feature-length motion picture that is produced and originally distributed by or to a television network, in contrast to theatrical films made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.

Feature-length motion picture that is produced and originally distributed by or to a television network, in contrast to theatrical films made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.

Actor playing the Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world's first dramatic feature-length film.

Another example is the Showtime movie Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which launched the sitcom of the same name that originally aired on ABC, and used the same actress (Melissa Joan Hart) for the lead role in both.

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Faerie Tale Theatre

The 6-DVD Starmaker II box set cover

Faerie Tale Theatre (also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre) is an American live-action fairytale fantasy anthology television series of 27 episodes, that originally aired on Showtime from September 11, 1982 until November 14, 1987.

Cinemax

American premium cable and satellite television network owned by the Home Box Office, Inc. subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

American premium cable and satellite television network owned by the Home Box Office, Inc. subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

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(HBO ran only twelve hours of programming a day from 1:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET/PT until September 1981, when it adopted a weekend-only, 24-hour schedule that ran from Friday afternoon until late Sunday night/early Monday morning; Cinemax and rival Showtime [on July 4]'s transitions to such a schedule and The Movie Channel's existing 24-hour offerings resulted in HBO going forward with implementing a 24-hour schedule week-round as well on December 28, 1981.)

CBS Corporation

American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production.

American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production.

Old separate Viacom logo (1990–2006)
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The prior CBS Corporation also owned CMT and The Nashville Network, which remained Viacom properties after the 2005 split, but the prior CBS did not own UPN, Showtime, Paramount Television, Paramount Parks, or Simon & Schuster.

The Movie Channel

American premium television network owned by Showtime Networks, a subsidiary of Paramount Global operated through its Media Networks unit.

American premium television network owned by Showtime Networks, a subsidiary of Paramount Global operated through its Media Networks unit.

Former logo used from May 1, 1988, to August 1, 1997; several variants of the "eye and profile" design, using different facial expressions, were used during this period. The logo was designed by Noel Frankel, with creative directors Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert of Fred/Alan, Inc.
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Alternate version of current logo.

Originally operated and sold as a standalone service (launching as Star Channel in April 1973), at present, The Movie Channel is receivable to pay television subscribers primarily as part of the multiplex tier of parent network Showtime.