Showtime Originals

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Showtime Movie Channels was an Australian pay-TV movie service that was available on the Foxtel, Optus and Austar TV platforms. It was owned by the Premium Movie Partnership (PMP), a joint venture in which Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Viacom, News Corporation and Liberty Global had equal shares. Foxtel took over managing and producing the Showtime channels as of 31 October 2012, with it purchasing assets of the PMP. On 9 December 2012, it has been announced that Foxtel will be replacing the Movie Network and Showtime services with a new line-up of Foxtel-branded movie channels called Foxtel Movies.

1st Logo (February 26, 2007-2009)

Visuals: On a black background, red trails of the word "SHOWTIME" slide in from left to right and bring up a shining Showtime logo. "ORIGINAL PRESENTATION" in white wipes in below, then glow with white rays.

Variant: Since 2008, "A U S T R A L I A" fades in below the wordmark, and the words below now read "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION".

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A three-note orchestral theme, based off the last notes of the Showtime theme of the time.

Availability: The logo was seen on their programming at the time, such as the third season of Love My Way.

2nd Logo (2009-2012)

Visuals: On a red light background, a red square logo with a curved line cut-out zooms out of view. Streaks then change the whole background to white. The square logo then slides to the left, and brings up the words "showtime" and "AUSTRALIA", as "original production" fades in below the logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A light swoosh, followed by a two-note bright synth.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

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