via press release:
SHOWTIME ANYTIME® INTRODUCES LIVE EAST AND WEST COAST FEEDS OF SHOWTIME®,
A FIRST IN THE PREMIUM SPACE AVAILABLE TODAY
SHOWTIME Subscribers Can Now Watch Network Programming Live On Their Computers And Mobile Devices
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 30, 2013 – Showtime Networks announced today the addition of live East and West Coast feeds of SHOWTIME to Showtime Anytime, the network’s “TV Everywhere” service. This announcement marks the first time a premium network has offered live TV viewing on an authentication service. SHOWTIME subscribers can now watch the network's critically-acclaimed hit series, along with box office hits, specials, documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming live as it happens on their computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Kindle Fire™ and Android™ phone and tablets at home or on the go, anywhere in the U.S.
Authenticated subscribers can simply click on the “Live TV” button on SHOWTIME ANYTIME, then choose between SHOWTIME EAST and SHOWTIME WEST and immediately tune-in to what's currently airing on the network. At any time, users can click on the "live TV schedule" menu to see what's coming up or to switch between the two feeds. Subscribers will continue to have unlimited on demand access to current and past seasons of award-winning SHOWTIME original series including DEXTER®, RAY DONOVAN, HOMELAND, CALIFORNICATION, HOUSE OF LIES, WEB THERAPY, EPISODES and NURSE JACKIE, along with hit movies, sports, specials and much more.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available now nationwide to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum TV, COMCAST XFINITY, DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS customers. To access SHOWTIME ANYTIME, network subscribers can go to www.showtimeanytime.com or download the SHOWTIME ANYTIME app for free by visiting the iTunes App store (http://bit.ly/SZnB15) for iOS users, Amazon app store (http://amzn.to/ZnVeNL) and the Google Play store (http://bit.ly/SZnyTd) for Android users. The subscriber can then choose their television provider and log-in with their TV provider’s authentication credentials to immediately start watching the network's line-up. Additional cable and satellite providers will be announced later this year.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.