It's Showtime! This Premium Channel is More Than Just Movies

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Since its inception and broadcast premiere in 1991, Showtime has been a popular and premium choice for classic movies and newer films available for cable channel subscribers. However, as they say, "the times, they are a-changing," and this network is currently keeping up with today's technological advancements and bringing new and unique programming to their subscribers.

For example, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Viacom CBS, this company also operates The Movie Channel, Flix, and has a strong associative on-demand, PPV (Pay-Per-View), and streaming services. Let's learn more about why Showtime is not just about older or newer movies but is also a big-time provider of other venues that are worthy of our attention and subscription.

Checking Out The Chi

With a much more diverse cast compared to more recent titles, The Chi brings together a stellar batch of characters with amazing actors (and actresses) to entertain audiences of all genders, ethnicities, and more to explore in this crime-based drama. Confronting today's controversial issues with hot-button topics, this series is not afraid of addressing these issues head-on. 

Watching Today's Professional Boxers and Yesterday's Legends in the Ring

Along with some of the most highly-anticipated pairings of today's boxing superstars, Showtime is also airing their all-original series The Kings. This mini-series and documentary highlight four legendary boxers who rose to fame after Muhammad Ali once ruled the ring. These ferocious fighters include:

  • Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Durán,
  • Marvelous Marvin Hagler,
  • Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns,
  • And finally the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard

These infamous former boxers were able to put together nine world championship fights underneath their well-respective belts and solidified their place in boxing history. Fans of the sport are able to watch both current bouts and relive some of the best moments in boxing history thanks to Showtime. 

Saying Goodbye to Shameless

Whether you're already a fan or new to the series, Shameless has been entertaining a well-established audience for over a decade. In the eleventh and final season, for those who haven't already seen the show, they're still welcome to binge up to and including the finale using today's streaming technology like Buckeye Broadband's TV Everywhere. Again, if you're not familiar with the storyline, the synopsis of Shameless follows a diverse cast of characters inside a dysfunctional family.

Mild Spoiler Alert: The eldest daughter Fiona (as portrayed by Emmy Rossum known for her roles in The Day After Tomorrow and The Phantom of the Opera) lovingly is watching out over her five younger siblings in an attempt to protect them from their drunken, abusive, and selfish father. The matriarch role of Fiona along with her siblings and other family members resort to the theft of both money and food in order to survive. 

A Tantalizing Late Night Talk Show

Talk shows have been dominating the airwaves ever since television and radio first took off over a century ago. Today, listeners are still tuning in to podcasts, chat sessions, and watching these popular shows as they unfold live on the airwaves. Heading into another successful season on Showtime, the Desus & Mero duo are bringing their unique comic style, quick-witted, quirky, and important discussions to life. With a huge following coming from their former "Bodega Boys" podcast based in New York City, hot late-night topics include politics, pop culture, sports, music, and more. 

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