Showtime Networks has launched Showtime Anytime, a new, broadband video-streaming service that will be free to Showtime subscribers through the network's cable, satellite, and telco affliates. Showtime Anytime gives users access to more than 400 hours of the network's programming, including movies and sports, whenever and wherever - at home or on the go.
Access to the service may vary by operator - subscribers will either go to ShowtimeAnytime.com, which will launch later this year, or gain access through their operator's "TV Everywhere" portal. For instance, Comcast customers can access the service through Xfinity TV's online service, XfinityTV.com. Additional participating services will be announced at a later date.
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Showtime plans to offer current and past seasons of their series through the service including Dexter, Weeds, Californication, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, United States of Tara, and The Tudors, amongst several others. Additionally, the service will provide access to movies, comedy specials, documentaries, and sports programs.
At launch, Showtime Anytime will provide a navigation system that will be designed to be intuitive and make it easy to find, catch up on, and discover Showtime programs, claims the network. There will also be a "My List" feature that will enable customizable viewing experiences by creating a list of programs to watch and create a subscription to those programs, allowing new episodes to be automatically added to the "My List" section at the same time they premiere on the network.