History Creator / Cinemax

4th Jan '17 7:05:21 PM themisterfree
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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming and the final season of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after {{Creator/NBC}} dropped it. The network was conceived as a "movie junkie's" service first, however, what it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]] has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

You see, Cinemax has a block called Max After Dark that starts after its last prime time movie has ended (usually between 11 and midnight). Max After Dark is one of the only places on American television that airs softcore pornographic films and original series, usually with such names as ''Erotic Confessions'', ''Co-Ed Confidential'', ''The Best Sex Ever'' and ''Zane's Sex Chronicles''. In TheNineties, this gave Cinemax a reputation as one of the edgiest and most risque networks on cable, earning it the nickname "Skinemax" -- a reputation that still holds, to some extent, even now that {{the internet|IsForPorn}} provides much more explicit content and its premium cable rivals have started pushing the envelope of what's permissible in prime time. Back in the day, adolescent boys would frequently stay up late at night in order to catch the skin flicks that would air then -- telling your friends in school that you caught late-night Cinemax was an easy way to establish yourself as one of the "cool" kids. It was far from hardcore pornography, and much of it was {{Bowdlerise}}d compared to your average Jenna Jameson skin flick, but for most kids back then, [[WhenIWasYourAge just seeing naked ladies on TV was enough]]. (Sister network HBO Zone also airs some of this content, as do most of the [=MultiMax=] networks.)

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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming and the final season of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after {{Creator/NBC}} dropped it. The network was conceived as a "movie junkie's" service first, first- however, what it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]] has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

You see, Cinemax has a block called Max ''Max After Dark Dark'' that starts after its last prime time movie has ended (usually between 11 and midnight). Max After Dark is one of the only places on American television that airs softcore pornographic films and original series, usually with such names as ''Erotic Confessions'', ''Co-Ed Confidential'', ''The Best Sex Ever'' and ''Zane's Sex Chronicles''. In TheNineties, this gave Cinemax a reputation as one of the edgiest and most risque networks on cable, earning it the nickname "Skinemax" -- a reputation that still holds, to some extent, even now that {{the internet|IsForPorn}} provides much more explicit content and its premium cable rivals have started pushing the envelope of what's permissible in prime time. Back in the day, adolescent boys would frequently stay up late at night in order to catch the skin flicks that would air then -- telling your friends in school that you caught late-night Cinemax was an easy way to establish yourself as one of the "cool" kids. It was far from hardcore pornography, and much of it was {{Bowdlerise}}d compared to your average Jenna Jameson skin flick, but for most kids back then, [[WhenIWasYourAge just seeing naked ladies on TV was enough]]. (Sister network HBO Zone also airs some of this content, as do most of the [=MultiMax=] networks.)
5th Nov '16 10:32:03 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* '''5 Starmax''': Airs modern-day classics, including award-winning classics and timeless classics.
* '''Actionmax''': Airs, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin action movies.]] Known as '''Cinemax 3''' until 1998.

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* '''5 Starmax''': Launched in 2001. Airs modern-day classics, including award-winning classics and timeless classics.
* '''Actionmax''': Airs, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin action movies.]] Known as '''Cinemax 3''' until from 1995 to 1998.



* '''Moviemax''': Airs movie aimed at audiences aged 18-34. Formerly known as '''W-Max''' and originally a family-oriented channel.
* '''Outermax''': Airs science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films.
* '''Thrillermax''': Airs suspense, horror, and mystery films.

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* '''Moviemax''': Launched in 2001. Airs movie aimed at audiences aged 18-34. Formerly known as '''W-Max''' and originally a family-oriented channel.
* '''Outermax''': Launched in 2001. Airs science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films.
* '''Thrillermax''': Launched in 1998. Airs suspense, horror, and mystery films.
5th Nov '16 10:28:21 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* '''Moviemax''': Airs movie aimed at audiences aged 18-34. Formerly known as '''WMax''' and originally a family-oriented channel.

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* '''Moviemax''': Airs movie aimed at audiences aged 18-34. Formerly known as '''WMax''' '''W-Max''' and originally a family-oriented channel.
5th Nov '16 10:27:17 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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Cinemax has 7 sister channels:
* '''Moremax''': Launched in 1991. This channel airs a movie schedule similar to that of the flagship Cinemax channel, and also airs independent, foreign, and art house films. Known as '''Cinemax 2''' until 1998.
* '''5 Starmax''': Airs modern-day classics, including award-winning classics and timeless classics.
* '''Actionmax''': Airs, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin action movies.]] Known as '''Cinemax 3''' until 1998.
* '''Cinemáx''': A Spanish-language version of the flagship Cinemax channel.
* '''Moviemax''': Airs movie aimed at audiences aged 18-34. Formerly known as '''WMax''' and originally a family-oriented channel.
* '''Outermax''': Airs science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films.
* '''Thrillermax''': Airs suspense, horror, and mystery films.
17th Oct '16 6:15:04 AM MarcoPolo250
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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming and the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after {{Creator/NBC}} dropped it. The network was conceived as a "movie junkie's" service first, however, what it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]] has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming and the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after {{Creator/NBC}} dropped it. The network was conceived as a "movie junkie's" service first, however, what it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]] has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.
9th Oct '16 11:42:18 AM MarcoPolo250
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9th Oct '16 11:34:19 AM MarcoPolo250
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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC dropped it. What it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]], however, has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, programming and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC {{Creator/NBC}} dropped it. What The network was conceived as a "movie junkie's" service first, however, what it airs [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]], however, night]] has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.



In 2011, Cinemax would began airing more "mainstream" original programming to complement the shows on HBO. They began with action series, such as the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', ''Series/{{Banshee}}'', and a television adaptation of ''Series/TheTransporter''. They've since ventured into more DarkerAndEdgier territory with shows like ''Series/TheKnick'', ''Series/{{Outcast}}'', and ''Quarry''.




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* ''Series/{{Banshee}}''
* ''Series/TheKnick''




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* ''Series/StrikeBack''
* ''Series/TheTransporter''
21st Aug '16 7:07:07 PM MsChibi
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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC dropped it. What it airs [[SafeHarbor late at night]], however, has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC dropped it. What it airs [[SafeHarbor [[UsefulNotes/SafeHarbor late at night]], however, has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.
21st Aug '16 7:06:48 PM MsChibi
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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC dropped it. What it airs late at night, however, has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.

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[=Cinemax=] is a premium cable network launched in 1980, which {{Creator/HBO}} owns as a "sister company", that specializes in airing movies. Much like HBO, it has a bouquet of multiplex networks (previously promoted under the name ''[=MultiMax=]''); these include [=ActionMax=], [=5StarMax=], etc. Unlike its rivals Creator/{{Showtime}} and Creator/{{Starz}}, Cinemax has not really focused on original programming throughout its history in UsefulNotes/{{prime time}} outside of documentary programming, as it was concieved as a "movie junkie's" service first, though in 2011 it began to air the British import ''Series/StrikeBack'', with ''Banshee'' starting out 2013, and is currently preparing a television series adaptation of ''Film/TheTransporter'', with no less than four other primetime series in various stages of development/production. They also aired the final season of ''LiveActionTV/{{SCTV}}'' in the early 80s after NBC dropped it. What it airs [[SafeHarbor late at night, night]], however, has turned it into the stuff of legend for a whole generation.
27th Jul '16 6:17:06 AM wuggles
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* ''Series/{{Outcast}}''
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