"Showtime Australia" is a three-tier
Australian pay-TVmovie service, consisting of Showtime, Showtime 2 (Showtime delayed by two hours), Showtime Greats and Showcase. It is produced by the Premium Movie Partnership (PMP), a joint venture in which Sony, Universal, Paramount, 20th Century Foxand Liberty Mediahave equal shares. The main competitor to Showtime is Movie Network.
Showtime started out in 1995 as part of the basic package on the now-defunct Galaxy service, showing first-run films. It later became available as part of the Austar and Foxtel services when they were launched. At the same time its sister channel, Encore, launched, showing older, 'classic' movies. Encore was renamed Showtime Greats in 2004, with a move to more contemporary films. The Showtime channels are now also available on
In September 2007 it was announced that a new premium channel called "Showcase" will be launched on
1 December 2007as part of the suite of Showtime channels [ [http://www.showtime.com.au/showcase/release/SHOWCASE_releaseFINAL.htm SHOWCASE Media Release] - Showtime website, "13 September 2007"] .
Showcase screens movies (mainly independent, arthouse and documentry features) as well as a number of television series.
Showtime Australia is unrelated to the American
Showtimeservice, but pays a licence fee for the use of the name and trademarkfact|date=May 2007. It also produces some Australian movies, such as " Bad Eggs", in conjunction with other companies.
Trademark and Branding
Despite the name being Showtime, for branding purposes it is usually spelled in all capitals to match the channel logo. Similarly, Showcase is usually spelled in all lower case.
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