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2010-08-30 11:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, Showtime Networks is working with some of the world's top designers, who will draw inspiration from the network's series and redesign high-end residential space to create the Showtime House. Located in Midtown Manhattan's Cassa Hotel and Residences, this year's showhome will marry high design with new technologies in the top three penthouses of the 48 story building. The Showtime House will debut September 7 and will be open...

2010-08-16 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Football is far and away America's sport. On the opening weekend of the NFL's regular season, Smithsonian Channel strips away the glitz and glamour of a sport that at its core is about competition with a story that can be heard in cities and towns across the country. It's a tale of champion versus challenger, the haves against the have-nots. On Saturday, September 11 at 9PM ET/PT, Smithsonian Channel presents the world television premiere of THE RIVALS,...

2010-08-12 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithsonian Channel is now on the go with the launch of its first app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Viewers can stay connected whenever and wherever with an app that features select full length episodes and hundreds of video clips of Smithsonian Channel's award-winning programming. The app also includes artiFacts, a feature that offers little known nuggets about history, science and music, along with program information and the Channel's programming...

2010-07-15 16:43:00

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multi-tiered programming, digital and marketing campaign custom-designed for the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, SHOWTIME announced the launch of DEXTER GAME ON (DexterGameOn.com), an interactive promotional game that will take place simultaneously at San Diego Comic-Con and in five other major cities across the U.S. from Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25. SHOWTIME has worked with SCVNGR - an iPhone and Android-based application that is all...

2010-07-12 13:12:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOWTIME® will bring in the New Year in a most spectacular way with the premieres of new drama series SHAMELESS (Jan. 9th at 10pm) with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum; new comedy series EPISODES starring Matt LeBlanc (Jan. 10th at 10:30pm); and the fourth season premiere of the hit comedy series CALIFORNICATION starring David Duchovny (Jan. 10th at 10pm). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060131/SHOWTIMELOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-06-28 11:40:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- David Nevins, an Emmy® Award-winning producer and veteran network programming executive, has been named President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., it was announced today by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., to whom he will report. Mr. Nevins will succeed Robert Greenblatt, who announced he will leave the network after completing his current contract in July. Nevins, who has served as President of...

2010-03-22 11:21:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, SHOWTIME will be available in a record 54.4 million households for an ALL ACCESS Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD and SHOWTIME On Demand. From Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, viewers across the country will have the opportunity to sample the premium network's award-winning programming via linear service, On Demand and in HD, including the second season premiere episodes of the SHOWTIME original series "Nurse...

2010-03-11 12:07:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney-ABC Domestic Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company, and Showtime Networks Inc. have entered into an exclusive output agreement under which up to 35 of DreamWorks Studios' films, to be theatrically released between 2010 and 2015, will air on the network. The announcement was made today by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. and Janice Marinelli, President, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Logo:...

2010-02-25 15:51:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Showtime Networks and Verizon announced today the launch of the first nationwide, high-definition interactive television application (iTV) using EBIF (Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format), with the new SHOWTIME Sports Interactive. Verizon's FiOS TV customers will have the first look at the network's interactive experience - including voting and polling functionality and fighter profiles - during the live Strikeforce Challengers mixed martial arts...

2010-02-16 10:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Johanna Fuentes has joined the SHOWTIME Public Relations team as Vice President, Corporate Public Relations, it was announced today by Richard Licata, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications for SHOWTIME Networks to whom she will report. Fuentes, who will be based in the SHOWTIME New York office, will be responsible for developing and implementing all corporate trade and business media relations initiatives relating to SHOWTIME programming,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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