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Showtime launches Movietime

A new movie channel, dubbed Movietime, will launch on Showtime on March 3. The launch takes the number of film channels available on the network to 17.

A new movie channel, dubbed Movietime, will launch on Showtime on March 3. The launch takes the number of film channels available on the network to 17. The 24-hour channel is being added at no extra cost for Movies Plus and Total Plus Showtime subscribers . Like all movie channels on the network, films on Movietime will be uncut and unedited with no commercial interruption and complete with Arabic subtitling.

The channel will play most of the all-time favourites like When Harry Met Sally, Goodfellas, Silence of the Lambs, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient and My Best Friend's Wedding. "With 17 channels of movies showing 24 hours of every day, Showtime offers an unbeatable choice of films with over 1,400 new film titles appearing every year at an average of four new movies every day,” commented Peter Einstein, Showtime president and chief executive.

“Every night a top Hollywood title will be broadcast during primetime as Showtime has the exclusive broadcast rights to the largest range of Hollywood studio productions," he continued.

The seven premium film channels on Showtime complement the network’s Home Cinema pay per view service which offers ten screens of the latest movies and live events. “Home Cinema has the very earliest broadcast dates for many blockbuster movies which will be shown on Showtime shortly after their general release in key markets like the UAE and Egypt,” confirmed Einstein.

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