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Encyclopedia > Showtime Scandinavia

Showtime Scandinavia (generally referred to simply as Showtime) is a television channel broadcasting action movies to the Nordic countries operated by NonStop Television. Its name and logo is licensed by Showtime Networks Inc, owners of the American Showtime. The two channels does however not share any programme content. Image File history File links Showtime. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Overview map of the region. ... This article needs to be updated. ...

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History

NonStop Television received a license for a channel with the working title NonStop Film on January 2004 when the government awarded new licenses for the terrestrial network (DTT). The channel was put into the new fifth multiplex that covered 50 percent of the country.


The channel was named Showtime and started broadcasting at 6 PM (CET) on September 30, 2004. It was then available from Boxer TV Access (DTT in Sweden), Canal Digital satellite throughout the Nordic countries and cable services. Boxer TV Access is a Swedish TV-provider which is the only actor in the terrestrial network, except the free-to-air-channels. ... The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


In 2005, the channel became available in the basic analogue package for the Canal Digital cable viewers in Norway. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


In February 2006, the Swedish government took back Showtime's terrestrial license. NonStop Television were however awarded a new license for a channel called Nonstop Filmfestival (working title). The channel was named Silver and replaces Showtime in May 2006.


Content

The programming consists almost entirely of action movies (and programmes about movies) dating from the 1970s to more recent days.


Movies are delivered by several distributors, such as Buena Vista, Fox, MGM, Paramount and Universal. Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ...


Subtitling is available in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish.


Availability

According to NonStop, the channel is available to approximately 1 million households as of April 2006.


Via satellite, the channel is distributed through Canal Digital. As of 2006, the channel is added as a bonus when buying both the Canal+ and Family package. The channel isn't (as of 2006) available through Viasat. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Caption Viasat is a DTH distributor and a television network, founded by Jan Stenbeck and owned by Modern Times Group. ...


Showtime is available through many cable distributors, including Canal Digital, Com Hem (Sweden), HTV (Finland), TDC (Denmark) and UPC (Sweden and Norway). The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Current ITV Wales logo Current ITV West logo HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... TDC can refer to several things. ... UPC is a three letter acronym that can stand for: Uganda Peoples Congress Ultra Personal Computer Unified Parallel C Uniform Plumbing Code Union des Populations du Cameroun United Pan-Europe Communications United Pentecostal Church United Poultry Concerns United Presbyterian Church Universal Product Code Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya University...


External link

  • Showtime - Official site

 
 

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