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Encyclopedia > Showtime Arabia
Showtime
Image:Showtime Arabia.gif
Type Joint Venture
Founded 1996
Headquarters Dubai Media City, Dubai,
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Industry Telecommunication
Products Pay television network Direct broadcast satellite
Owner KIPCO (79% stake) and CBS Corporation (21% stake)
Slogan Maximum TV
Website www.ShowtimeArabia.com


Showtime or Showtime Arabia (Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C., the operating company behind digital pay TV broadcaster Showtime) as it's called to distinguish itself from its U.S. counterpart, is the dominant subscription television service in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories. It is a joint venture between KIPCO (79% stake) and CBS Corporation (21% stake), CBS Corp being a minor partner. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and has its headquarters at Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... Dubai Media City is located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... Kuwait Projects Company (Holding), popularly known as KIPCO, is one of the premier investment holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C., is the operating company behind digital pay TV broadcaster Showtime Arabia, based at Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. ... The subscription business model is a business model that has long been used by magazines and record clubs, but the application of this model is spreading. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, generally divided by the formidable barrier of the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The Levant The Levant (IPA: /lÉ™vænt/) is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... Kuwait Projects Company (Holding), popularly known as KIPCO, is one of the premier investment holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Dubai Media City is located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ...


Showtime Arabia offers Hollywood movies, sitcoms, children’s programming, fashion shows and sports coverage. Showtime currently offers various Irdeto Access encrypted programming packages offering more than 50 premium Western entertainment channels. It also offers premium channels that includes movie channels, sports channels, news channels, music channels, kids channels and general family entertainment channels. It also includes pay-per-view Home Cinema Channels and Music Choice audio channels. The Disney Channel (Middle East), which is an a-la-carte channel, is also offered in this package. Irdeto provides solutions for digital content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. ... This article is about algorithms for encryption and decryption. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Music Choice is a name used by two different companies, one in the US and one in Europe. ...


Showtime Arabia uses Irdeto Access Conditional Access technology, to encrypt its DTH channels over satellite and the OpenTV interactive platform that runs on primarily UEC Set-top boxes. Irdeto provides solutions for digital content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ...

Contents

The New Showtime Arabia "Showtime Maximum TV"

Showtime Arabia has won the rights to the English Premier League, there will be sweeping changes in the look of the station and its channels are to be renamed, as of 1 April [1], [2].


The new channels will be branded Showcinema, Showmovies, Showsports and Showseries.


The three new Showsports channels replace the previous Sportsnet channels and should provide Showtime with a leap in subscribers just before the next football season starts in August.


Showtime Arabia has been promoting it's new look, through teaser promos for the past couple of weeks. as the network continues to gain marketshare in spite of the free-to-air challenge of MBC Group channels which follow a similar formula in Western entertainment programming. MBC may refer to: Mercedes-Benz Corporation Museum of Broadcast Communications ([1]) MBC Voice Acting Division Mercury Brewering Company MBC is Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation located in Seoul Korea. ...


ART, losers of the Premier League rights, are yet to announce any major shift in strategy to cope with the potential fall-out next season. The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ...


THE NEW SHOWTIME CHANNEL LINE UP

THE MAIN CHANNELS:


SHOWMOVIES 1 & 2


SHOWMOVIES ACTION


SHOWMOVIES FAMILY


SHOWMOVIES COMEDY


SHOWCINEMA


SHOWSPORTS 1


SHOWSPORTS 2


SHOWSPORTS 3


SHOWSERIES 1


SHOWSERIES 1 EXTRA


SHOWSERIES 2


SHOWSHASHA


SHOWCOMEDY


SHOWKIDS


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Al Jazeera Sport Channel +1 Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ...


Al Jazeera Sport Channel +2 Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ...


Eurosport News Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 18 different languages. ...


Extreme Sports Channel


Disney Channel Middle East For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ...


Cartoon Network Middle East


TCM Middle East TCM may mean: Traditional Chinese Medicine Turner Classic Movies, a cable TV channel owned by Time Warner which primarily features classic MGM, RKO and Warner Brothers films trajectory correction maneuver — see Mars Climate Orbiter tightly-coupled memory, computer memory that is shared between multiple processors in a multi-processor system...


VH1 Europe B VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...


BBC Food The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


CNN International Europe The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Boomerang


Bloomberg TV UK Bloomberg L.P. is a Financial Media Company founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1982. ...


E! E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...


Travel Channel


Hallmark Channel A hallmark is an official marking made by a trusted party, guardians of the craft or nowadays by an assay office, on items made of precious metals (platinum, gold and silver) that guarantees a certain purity of the metal. ...


MTV Europe MTV Europe launched on August 1, 1987. ...


See also

Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... Orbit Satellite Television and Radio Network was the world’s first fully digital, multi-channel, multi-lingual, pay television service, providing perfect sound and picture quality at all times. ...

References

  1. ^ Welcome to your New Showtime
  2. ^ Showtime Arabia makeover complete, new look on 1 April

External links

  • Showtime Arabia
  • Showtime Arabia network package
  • Irdeto Access
  • OpenTV
  • Altech UEC Technologies (Pty) Limited
  • Dubai Media City
  • NileSat

 
 

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