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View Poll Results: Which one is the superior broadcaster - Showtime Or HBO?
SHOWTIME 8 21.62%
HBO 21 56.76%
Equal / as good as each other 6 16.22%
They are both garbage 1 2.70%
Only watched one of them before 0 0%
Never watched either of them 1 2.70%
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#1
Old 02-20-2013, 12:15 PM
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Default Which one is the superior broadcaster - Showtime Or HBO?

Consider all the pros and cons of each network - Showtime and HBO - things like..
the personality/skill of the commentary teams
the level of bias on display through the broadcasts
the filming/camera work
fight venues/arenas
fight schedule / roster
the standard of the post-fight interviews
boxing related documentaries
.. and any other relevant factors..

Which network comes out on top at the end of it all?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:17 PM
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boxnation! haha.

i prefer hbo to be honest but it doesnt really matter does it!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by F!x View Post
Consider all the pros and cons of each network - Showtime and HBO - things like..
the personality/skill of the commentary teams
the level of bias on display through the broadcasts
the filming/camera work
fight venues/arenas
fight schedule / roster
the standard of the post-fight interviews
boxing related documentaries
.. and any other relevant factors..

Which network comes out on top at the end of it all?
HBO is the best to me. But they have had many changes as has showtime. HBO broadcast looks and feels superior.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:19 PM
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HBO has the better production value but Showtime has a far better crew IMO.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:20 PM
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The production goes to HBO hands down. They really know how to build up a fight too. However, the Showtime announcers excel over their HBO counter parts. Al Bernstein alone is so much better than most announces on HBO with Roy being the exception. I think he's HBO's best announcer, even with his made up, miss pronounced words.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:22 PM
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HBO presentation is world class but their commentary is shit.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:23 PM
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I watch for the boxers, all the other sh*t is just extras to me.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:25 PM
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I just recently started watching showtime but i prefer HBO i guess just because im used to it by now
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:49 PM
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Everyone gives HBO **** for their commentators, but I don't mind them I think they add a sense of history and legacy by just being there. HBO has the history of bring the major boxing outlet. HBO also seems better production wise.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:51 PM
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I agree with those who think HBO has the better show but Showtime has the better announcers. Especially now that Larry Merchant retired and Emanuel Steward passing away, HBO took a dip in the commentary.
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