Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, SHOWTIME 2 HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD™, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND™ and FLIX ON DEMAND®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution which recently launched SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Chairman, Showtime Networks Inc.
MATTHEW C. BLANK has made a significant and indelible mark on the cable television industry in a career spanning over three decades. Blank has been with Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) since 1988, assuming the position of President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991, followed by President and CEO, and then Chairman and CEO in 1995. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, where he oversaw all of the networks' consumer marketing, creative services and public relations functions. Before joining Showtime Networks, Blank worked for Home Box Office Inc. for 12 years, departing as Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing.
During his tenure, Blank has helped transform SHOWTIME into one of the most successful networks in the TV industry. Under his leadership, Showtime Networks has grown from three premium networks, SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX, to include 27 digital channels. Last year, SNI launched a new stand-alone streaming service now available through Amazon, Apple®, Google and Roku, as well as through Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Sony PlayStation Vue. SNI has also been a champion for and early adopter of the latest technologies, such as High Definition and Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD), providing subscribers with an enhanced viewing experience, along with more choice, convenience and value.
Blank is active in numerous industry organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) and The Cable Center. In 2013, he was honored by the Center for Communication with the Dr. Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communications. He was inducted into Broadcasting and Cable magazine's Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Cable Center Hall of Fame in 2009. He has garnered numerous industry awards, including the NCTA's top honor, the Vanguard Award for Leadership in 2008. From CTAM (the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) in 2003, Blank received the Grand TAM Award, that organization's highest honor. In March 2004, he was honored by Cable Positive with the Joel A. Berger Award for his contribution to the fight against AIDS.
Blank has also been honored by a number of other non-profit organizations. In 2001, he was the recipient of People for the American Way Foundation's prestigious "Spirit of Liberty" award at its 17th annual gala. In 2003, he was honored with the UJA-Federation of NY's Entertainment Media & Communications Division Award, and in 2004 he was presented with the Lifetime Visionary Award by the Israel Film Festival. In 2006, The T. Howard Foundation honored him for his and Showtime Networks' efforts in support of diversity. In 2007, Blank was honored by The Innocence Project for the SHOWTIME production of the award-winning documentary AFTER INNOCENCE, which made a significant contribution to advancing an understanding of the plight of the wrongfully convicted. Blank has been a Trustee of the Harlem Children's Zone for almost 20 years. He also serves as a Trustee of the Museum of the Moving Image, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Blank is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College. He resides in New York City with his wife, Susan McGuirk.
President And Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks Inc.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, David Nevins has oversight of all aspects of Showtime Networks and its channels. Nevins manages the Company's programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing, creative, digital media, scheduling, research, acquisitions, network operations, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams, as well as SHOWTIME Sports®. He also serves as the liaison to CBS Corporation's international and domestic distribution groups. Under his tenure, SHOWTIME launched its stand-alone streaming service, along with ten hit series, including the critically-acclaimed originals HOMELAND, THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, HOUSE OF LIES, SHAMELESS, MASTERS OF SEX and PENNY DREADFUL – the network's top-rated shows. The first project greenlit by Nevins at the network, HOMELAND was the recipient of Golden Globe® and Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award.
Before joining Showtime, Nevins was an Emmy® Award-winning producer and network programming executive. He served as President of Imagine Television from 2002-2010, where he oversaw development, production and was an executive producer on all Imagine Television shows. Under his leadership, Imagine produced ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and 24, which won for Outstanding Drama Series. He also developed and executive produced PARENTHOOD, LIE TO ME, SHARK and the critically acclaimed series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, which received honors from the American Film Institute (AFI) for Television Program of the Year and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Nevins also received an Emmy Award nomination for his work as an executive producer on the final season of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.
Prior to joining Imagine, Nevins served as Executive Vice President of Programming at Fox Broadcasting Company. He oversaw all development and current programming for such series as THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE, as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe® Award-winning first season of 24. Previously, Nevins served as Senior Vice President, Primetime Series at NBC, where he was responsible for the development and creative supervision of such renowned dramas and comedies as ER, THE WEST WING, WILL & GRACE, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET and LAW & ORDER: SVU.
In 2014, Nevins was awarded the prestigious Vanguard Award for Programmers, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's (NCTA) top honor. He serves on various industry boards, including the HRTS Board of Directors, the George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Advisors, the Paley Center Los Angeles Board of Governors, and is on the ATAS Executive Committee. Nevins currently serves as the Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Saban Community Clinic.
Nevins graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Los Angeles with their daughter and two sons.
SHOWTIME® is commercial-free premium entertainment featuring critically acclaimed Original Series, including the Emmy® winning Homeland and Golden Globe® honored THE AFFAIR, plus RAY DONOVAN, SHAMELESS, DICE, HOUSE OF LIES, MASTERS OF SEX, and the frightening hit PENNY DREADFUL. SHOWTIME® is uncut Hollywood Hit Movies, including THE IMITATION GAME, PADDINGTON, and BIG EYES. SHOWTIME Sports® brings you action-packed excitement all year round with SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, plus INSIDE THE NFL™, 60 MINUTES SPORTS™, and ALL ACCESS. Add groundbreaking documentaries, hilarious comedy specials, and series and you've got the total premium entertainment package. Breaking boundaries, breaking rules, and breaking through - this is SHOWTIME®.
SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® gives you complete control of television's best with access to hundreds of hours of monthly programming choices. Catch up on critically acclaimed seasons of current SHOWTIME® Original Series, see the latest Hollywood Hits you won't find on any other premium network or experience the excitement of hard-hitting SHOWTIME Sports® – always available at the touch of a button, whenever you want. Plus, hilarious comedy specials and series, groundbreaking documentaries, uncensored reality, and behind-the-scenes extras - all uncut, commercial-free. SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® is the ultimate entertainment experience - on your time – FREE with your SHOWTIME® subscription.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME® brings you SHOWTIME®, wherever and whenever you want it on your computer, tablet, mobile, or TV streaming devices. You can watch what's currently airing live on SHOWTIME®, or if you prefer, enjoy unlimited access to award-winning Original Series, hit movies, sports, comedy, reality, documentaries, and more, anytime you want. Whether it premiered 5 minutes ago or 5 seasons ago, just find what you want, and start watching – it's that simple. Pause on one device, resume play on another, and use 'My List' to organize and view your favorite programs. And best of all, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® is FREE with your SHOWTIME® subscription through participating TV providers and streaming services.
SHO 2® HD is the best place to catch the best of SHOWTIME®. SHO 2® HD features everything from Hollywood Hits to marathons of the most talked about SHOWTIME® Original Series, like Emmy® winning HOMELAND and the critically acclaimed dramas RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX. Plus, enjoy replays of groundbreaking documentaries, hilarious comedy specials, and much more. If you missed it on SHOWTIME®, you'll find it on SHO 2® HD in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
With an extensive array of select acclaimed films, groundbreaking documentaries and hilarious comedy specials, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE HD brings big thrills to your home screen in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
SHOWTIME EXTREME® HD has all the action-packed excitement of SHOWTIME Sports® in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. With adrenaline-pumping movies, field-tested analysis from the hardest hitting experts on INSIDE THE NFL™, and hard-hitting SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING – it doesn't get any more thrilling than this. SHOWTIME EXTREME® HD is your destination for edge-of-your-seat entertainment that just won't quit.
If you crave movies that push the boundaries of your imagination – and then keep going – SHO BEYOND® HD is for you. This is where you'll find the best mind-bending sci-fi, out of this world fantasy, and bloody good horror films all hours of the day... and night – in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
We know spending time together is important and that's why SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® features outstanding wholesome films and specials that your entire entertainment-loving family can enjoy – together. Everything from kid-approved animated adventures to family-friendly dramas – and absolutely no R-rated programming whatsoever.
With revolutionary films, documentaries, music events, and comedy specials for the next generation of film connoisseurs, SHO NEXT® HD serves up the unexpected, the extraordinary, and the best of what's "next" – all in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Celebrating women on film and behind the camera, SHO WOMEN® HD brings you the most unique, daring, and groundbreaking films, documentaries, and specials from today's aspiring and established female talents – all in jaw-dropping High Definition and crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Attention movie fans, your surf is over. If you've got a passion for movies and everything about them, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ is your one-stop, commercial–free movie destination. From outrageous comedies and heart–stopping dramas to the most explosive action hits, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ has 'em all. But the movies are only the beginning. THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ brings you the deepest behind-the-scenes dish and insider trivia to satisfy even the most seasoned movie enthusiast. THE MOVIE CHANNEL™. Movies for movie lovers.
THE MOVIE CHANNEL XTRA™ is your second chance to be blown away by THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD's™ powerful 1080i High Definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. You provide the home, we'll provide the theater.
First-rate feature films as they were meant to be seen – uncut and uninterrupted. FLIX® is a celebration of all things cinema, from knee-slapping comedy to face-slapping film noir, get ready to experience the history of Hollywood, one classic at a time. Action, adventure, and romance are just a flick away and you can watch them all – like never before.
Stream SHOWTIME series, movies, documentaries, sports and much more all on your favorite devices -- all commercial-free.