Marcus Theatres provides a perfect venue. Depending on the service provider, Showtime provides up to fifteen multiplex channels — eight hour multiplex channels, seven of which are simulcast in both standard definition and high definition with the exception of Showtime Family Zone, which broadcasts solely in standard definition — as well as a subscription video-on-demand service Showtime On Demand.
Content available on the service includes Showtime original programming, feature films, comedy specials, documentaries and sports programming. In September , it was discovered that the Showtime Anytime website was running code that mined the cryptocurrency Monero using the viewer's CPU, which would potentially cause degraded performance for other websites and applications. Afterward, Showtime removed the mining code; it has not yet confirmed whether this was an intentional change or a hacking incident.
On June 3, , Showtime parent CBS Corporation announced that it would launch an over-the-top subscription video on demand service that would be distributed as a standalone offering without the requirement of having an existing television subscription to use in the manner of competitor HBO's OTT offering, HBO Now.
The Showtime streaming service is identical to Showtime Anytime; it offers a back catalog of episodes of various past and present Showtime original series with new episodes of Showtime original series being made available for streaming the same day as their original broadcast on the main linear Showtime channel , feature films and documentaries, and sports events and analysis programs.
Subscriptions are also available over Amazon Prime and Hulu as add-ons, and these cost slightly less than a direct subscription. Unlike HBO Now, Showtime also provides live streams of the East and West Coast television feeds of the linear Showtime channel live streams of Showtime's multiplex services, and sister networks The Movie Channel, The Movie Channel Xtra, and Flix are not currently available on the service; live streams of Showtime's multiplex channels are available for Amazon Prime users as part of the Showtime add-on subscription .
On September 22, , Showtime launched Showtime Social , a second screen interactive app providing interactivity with Showtime programs including viewer-participant polls and trivia questions as well as real-time aggregation of Twitter , Facebook and blog comments about particular Showtime programs; the app utilizes Automated Content Recognition technology to generate interactive content regardless of whether it is being watched live, on-demand or by DVR ; the app also displays heat maps depicting viewer reactions throughout the duration of an episode at the conclusion of the program.
However, the channel hinted that the core interactive functions of SHO Sync may be restored in a different form, with the possibility of being incorporated into Showtime Anytime and the Showtime over-the-top streaming service. Since the early s, Showtime has run an adult-oriented late night programming block on its main channel called "Showtime After Hours" which was briefly branded as "Showtime Late Night" during the mids each night after Eastern Time; programs featured within the block include feature films, series produced specifically for broadcast during the block and occasional stand-up comedy specials.
Softcore erotica programming has previously aired during the "After Hours" block, though adult films have been absent from Showtime's primary channel since the mids; the network began broadcasting a limited amount of original erotica series such as Beach Heat: Miami on its main channel in , after having been absent for most of the previous decade.
The network's multiplex channels Showtime 2 and Showcase also occasionally feature adult films during the overnight hours, though this has become less commonplace since late Showtime formerly produced its own original made-for-cable movies , originally branded as "Showtime Original Movies" until and "Showtime Original Pictures" thereafter until the channel discontinued producing television films in Showtime is also one of only two premium cable services alongside Disney Channel during its existence as a premium channel prior to that has produced original movies aimed at family audiences; these films were originally broadcast under the separate banner "Showtime Original Pictures for Kids" from to and "Showtime Original Pictures for All Ages" from to Showtime also shows sub-runs — runs of films that have already received broadcast or syndicated television airings — of theatrical films from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures including content from subsidiaries Walt Disney Pictures , Touchstone Pictures, and Hollywood Pictures , Sony Pictures , Miramax including content from Revolution Studios and Morgan Creek Productions , Universal Studios including content from subsidiary Focus Features , Samuel Goldwyn Films , Bleecker Street after Amazon Prime 's pay TV window for its individual releases concludes , Summit Entertainment for films released prior to , Lantern Entertainment for films released between and , including those by Dimension Films , Anchor Bay Entertainment , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer including content from subsidiaries United Artists and Orion Pictures , Paramount Pictures, and Lionsgate sub-run rights with the latter three studios are for films released prior to Although it does not hold the pay television rights to telecast recent films from 20th Century Fox — which are held by HBO, as of [update] — Showtime does run independent films to which that studio owns the home video rights, regardless as to whether they were released theatrically.
Films that Showtime has pay cable rights to will usually also run on The Movie Channel and Flix during the period of its term of licensing. Within years of its launch, Showtime entered into licensing agreements with several movie studios. In , Showtime signed an agreement with Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group ; its contract with Walt Disney Pictures expired after , while output deals with Touchstone and Hollywood expired after On April 13, , Showtime signed an exclusive first-run film output deal with New Line Cinema ; the deal expired after On July , Encore signed an output deal with New Line Cinema, broadcasting its films released between and On December 4, , Showtime signed a four-year exclusive first-run distribution deal with Summit Entertainment, broadcasting 42 films that were released by that studio between and Netflix assumed the rights to The Weinstein Company's films starting in The future of Showtime was put into question after negotiations to renew film output deals with Paramount Pictures which was separated from the channel following the November split of Viacom and CBS into two separate companies, with CBS taking ownership of Showtime , MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment broke down, due to the failure between the studios and Showtime to agree on licensing fees for movies from the channel's three largest film distributors.
The loss of newer films from Paramount, MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment left Showtime without rights to any major studio 's films for the first time in the channel's history, leaving "mini-majors" DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company as its principal film distributors, along with agreements with several independent studios.
Showtime broadcasts a limited amount of sports programming, which is produced by the channel's Showtime Sports division. Beginning in March , Showtime's sports programming consisted largely of boxing matches produced under the banner Showtime Championship Boxing ; in , the network launched ShoBox: The New Generation , focusing primarily on up-and-coming boxers.
In , Showtime began broadcasting all domestic fights telecast on the channel in high definition. In February , mixed martial arts promotion Strikeforce announced a three-year broadcast agreement with Showtime, allowing it to broadcast up to 16 events per year, as well as a deal with sister network CBS for an option to produce up to four events for that network;  Strikeforce ended its run on Showtime when the league folded in January Strikeforce Challengers , an event series highlighting up-and-coming fighters.
Showtime also airs an hour-long program called Jim Rome on Showtime , featuring the controversial sportscaster Jim Rome conducting interviews with well-known sports personalities. Outside of the United States, several pay television networks utilize the Showtime name and former logo through licensing agreements with Showtime Networks, such as Showtime Australia , Showtime Arabia , Showtime Scandinavia and Spain 's Showtime Extreme.
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Instead the group automatically performs on stage. The group with the highest average score from the judges wins and proceeds to the weekly finals. All winners throughout the whole week perform in the weekly finals. Whoever wins in the weekly finals gets the chance to compete in the monthly finals.
Lastly, all the monthly finalists compete in the season's grand finals. Aside from the talent competition, Showtime also aired quick, short-term segments that offer cash prizes to the studio audience.
On January 1, , the show was moved to the noontime slot temporarily. It returned to its original time slot on February 12, , to give way for Happy Yipee Yehey! On January 28, , the show aired a special episode to end its two-year competition format as Showtime , and ended with an impartial farewell. Showtime ended its pre-noon time slot run on January 28, , to prepare for a reformat as a noontime variety show which premiered on February 6, , in its new timeslot, Eric Tai was also added as a new host during the pilot episode.
It's Showtime aired new long-term segments, while the competitive format returned once again as one of its segments. The competitive format was used for one final season, season five. To cater to the entire family audience, a new competition called Bida Kapamilya was introduced on April 30, , as season six.
Amy Perez and Mariel Rodriguez were added to the show's main hosts on January 2, , after guest co-hosting in December Coleen Garcia was dropped from the program because of her acting career and was briefly replaced by Joey Marquez.
Meanwhile, Eric "Eruption" Tai left the show to focus on his sports career and married life. Jhong Hilario temporarily left the show on March 23, to run for councilor in Makati City; he reprised his hosting duties on May 10, On May 13, , the show announced that James Reid and Nadine Lustre were added to the show as co-hosts.
Mariel Rodriguez returned on June 18, after a two-year-long break. This segment is derived from the "Question and Answer" segments of beauty pageants.
A pageant for women, gays and transwomen. The segment focuses not on the beauty of the candidates but for their wit in answering questions. Three candidates compete for the crown as Miss Q and A for three rounds. The competition starts as candidates enter the stage one by one. As the candidates walk on the stage, the hosts gives a short background about the candidates such as educational background, occupation, etc.
The candidates are given the chance to introduce themselves and give comedic proverbs which they "believe" in this is very common to any gay beauty pageants throughout the Philippines. The first round begins when all three candidates are introduced.
In the first round, the candidates must answer trivial questions. The first two candidates to answer one question correctly advances to the next round. In the second round, the remaining two candidates are challenged through their wits. In this round, each candidate are asked with outrageous questions they draw from a bowl of questions Example: If there are one thousand grams in a kilogram, how many grams are there in an instagram? The candidate who gave the "wittiest" answer, according to a panel of judges, will be declared the daily winner and advance to the final round.
In the final round, the daily winner will face the reigning Miss Q and A. In this round a single, serious question sometimes about recent events and social issues are asked to both contenders. The winner will be declared through the average score of the panel of judges. If the winner is the daily winner, she will be the new reigning Miss Q and A.
If the reigning Miss Q and A managed to defend the title, an additional crown is added. The longer the reigning Miss Q and A defend the title, the more crowns are added. If the reigning Miss Q and A managed to defend her title 3 times, she will advance to the semi-finals.
If she managed to defend 10 times, she will advance to the grand finals without going through the semi-finals and will be added to the Hall of Fame. If the reigning Miss Q and A advances to the Hall of Fame and the grand finals, the crown is now vacant.
When the crown is vacant, four candidates will compete instead of three and the last candidate standing after the three rounds shall be the new Miss Q and A. Dubbed as "your all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talents" , Tawag ng Tanghalan is an amateur singing competition currently airing its third regular season.
This is the second revival of the singing competition, which has aired previously on ABS-CBN in and respectively. It's Showtime has developed numerous segments throughout its 8-year run. Its segments include beauty pageants, talent contests, quiz shows, interactive games, comedy sketches, and other remarkable concepts. One of the major concepts of the Showtime series airing throughout the whole run is the competition, in which talent groups compete against each other in a tournament for the grand finals.
Cea's Angels won at the third week but they are ineligible to join the monthly finals because they joined the said show on their kids' edition. Showtime brought back 38 of the former hurados judges to judge the 11 grand finalists. In total, 40 judges were assembled including the unevictable judge Vice Ganda and the longest-staying judge Jhong Hilario to make the decision of who will be the Showtime's First Grand Champion. At the end of the competition, the group XB Gensan won the grand prize of 1 million pesos and became Showtime's First Grand Champion with a final average score of 9.
Vice Ganda along with 20 of the former hurados including the 3 judges saved from the past eviction namely Ryan Bang, Karylle and Mickey Ferriols of the 2nd season had the difficult task of judging the Grand Finalists.
At the end of the competition, the group Laoag City Gymnastics Group won the grand prize of 1 million pesos and became Showtime's Second Grand Champion with a final average score of 9. Vice Ganda along with 24 of the former hurados including the 2 judges saved from the past eviction namely Ryan Bang and Kiray of the 3rd season had the difficult task of judging the Grand Finalists. At the end of the competition, the group True Colors won the grand prize of 2 million pesos and became Showtime's Third Grand Champion with a final average score of 9.
Vice Ganda along with 29 of the former hurados including the 2 judges saved from the past eviction namely Jhong Hilario and Luis Manzano of the 4th season had the difficult task of judging the 13 Grand Finalists. Meanwhile, the contemporary dancing duo Spy, was not able to perform when one of the members sustained an ankle injury during one of their dance rehearsals in color gray.
At the end of the competition, the group Astig Pinoy won the grand prize of 2 million pesos and became Showtime's 4th Grand Champion with a final average score of 9. Vice Ganda and Jhong Hilario along with 8 of the former hurados including the 2 judges saved from the past eviction namely Robi Domingo and Laureen Uy of the Inter-Town Edition had the difficult task of judging the 8 Grand Finalists. At the end of the competition, there is a triple tie between the group of Bacolod Masskara, the group of Lahing Anda, and the group of La Castellana Bailes de Luces having all the groups an average score of But the management said that there should only be one winner and the tie should be break.
So unanimously the group of Bacolod Masskara, won the grand prize of 3 million pesos and became Showtime's 5th Grand Champion with a final average score of It's Showtime scored a
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