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Showtime to offer standalone streaming service for just $10.99 a month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jun 2015 22:40 User comments (1)

Showtime to offer standalone streaming service for just $10.99 a month Showtime has announced that it will offer a standalone streaming service starting next month with a price that undercuts HBO's Now service.
On July 12th, Apple users will get first crack at the service, which will cost $10.99 per month and give access to new and catalog Showtime shows. The service will be eventually available on more platforms, including Android.

"Going over-the-top means Showtime will be much more accessible to tens of millions of potential new subscribers,"
said CBS CEO Les Moonves. "Across CBS, we are constantly finding new ways to monetize our programming by capitalizing on opportunities presented by technology. This works best when you have outstanding premium content like we do at Showtime and when you have a terrific partner like Apple which continues to innovate and build upon its loyal customer base."

"We're excited to offer Apple customers SHOWTIME's live channels and extensive on demand library of great TV shows and movies, without a cable or satellite subscription," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV customers will now be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME directly and instantly start viewing their favorite programming with the same simplicity as buying an app."

Outside of original content, which includes popular shows like Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex and Shameless, there were also be "hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming" available on-demand.

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1 user comment

15.6.2015 13:03

If it works like their current apps, it's not worth the money. In order to activate Showtime Anytime app on my Roku, I am required to use my iPhone app to "sync" to the Roku. Worse, you're allowed a total of 5 devices, so just to use the Roku, I have to activate it on my iPhone... leaving 3 devices left.

Get with the program Showtime and quit being so abusive towards your customers. Take a page from HBO and Netflix. If you want to limit abuse, limit simultaneous streams, NOT devices activated.

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