Posted Thu Nov 6, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Reports indicate that the premium TV network will offer a separate streaming option next year.
Following in HBO's footsteps, Showtime has announced plans to launch their own stand-alone streaming platform. Though a launch date has not been confirmed, the network expects to get the service up and running sometime in 2015.
The news comes from a recent earning's call with CBS chief executive officer Leslie Moonves, who revealed plans for a cord-cutting option to watch Showtime. Currently, only viewers with an authenticated cable or satellite provider can stream Showtime content through the Showtime Anytime app and website. This new service will allow customers to subscribe to Showtime streaming without the need for a cable or satellite contract, giving users access to many popular movies and shows, including 'Homeland,' 'Masters of Sex,' 'Shameless,' and 'Penny Dreadful.' Rival premium network, HBO, announced similar plans for a stand-alone streaming platform last month.
Full details and pricing for the proposed Showtime streaming service have not been revealed. Parent company CBS also recently launched its own CBS All Access digital subscription option for $6 per month, and a dedicated online news channel.
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