or


[10/27/10 - 10:25 AM]
Showtime Announces "Showtime Anytime(TM)," The Network's New Authenticated Broadband Service
Plus: Comcast customers can access the service now through Xfinity TV's online service at XfinityTV.com.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES "SHOWTIME ANYTIME(TM)," THE NETWORK'S new authenticated broadband SERVICE

Comcast Customers Can Access SHOWTIME Series, Sports, Movies And Specials Now Through Xfinity TV

SHOWTIME(R) Subscribers Can Now Watch Programming Online

NEW YORK - October 27, 2010 - 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 affiliates. Showtime Anytime gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network's critically acclaimed, award-winning programming, hit movies and sports offerings online, whenever and wherever they'd like to watch it - at home, at the office, or on the go. The announcement was made by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

Access to the service may vary by operator - subscribers will either go to ShowtimeAnytime.com, launching commercially later this year, or gain access through their operator's "TV Everywhere" portal. Showtime subscribers will need to present credentials supplied by their television provider to watch programs on the service. Users will be able to browse the service online, however to watch the network's programming, the viewer will need to be an authenticated Showtime subscriber. Comcast customers can access the service now through Xfinity TV's online service at XfinityTV.com. Additional participating MSOs will be announced at a later date.

"We're excited to be able to offer this added-value service to our subscribers," said Blank. "With SHOWTIME ANYTIME, our subscribers will have access to their favorite programs online with an easy-to-use service that provides the flexibility to choose where and when they would like to watch our content."

Showtime Anytime will offer current and past seasons of the network's hit series that include Dexter(TM), Weeds, CalifoRnication, NURSE JACKIE, THE BIG C, UNITED STATES OF TARA(TM), THE REAL L WORD(TM), THE TUDORS, SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL, and the upcoming comedy and drama series EPISODES, SHAMELESS and THE BORGIAS. Subscribers will also have access to the network's hit movies, including Academy Award(R) winner THE HURT LOCKER, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: new moon and ECLIPSE, Quantum of Solace, Saw V, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and W. among many others. Additionally, the service will provide a diverse mix of comedy specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming including SHOWTIME Championship Boxing(R), Inside NASCAR, the Super Six World Boxing ClassiC(TM) and Strikeforce Challengers Mixed Martial Arts.

At launch, ShowtimeAnytime.com will provide users with an intuitive navigation that makes it easy to find, catch-up on and discover Showtime programs. The "My List" feature enables subscribers to customize their viewing experience online, by creating a personalized list of programs to watch. Subscribers can also opt to have new episodes of their favorite series automatically added to "My List" as they premiere on the network. The service will not only enhance SHOWTIME subscribers' experience, but also complements their existing viewing habits. Research shows that premium subscribers time shift more than the average consumer, with 40 percent of original program viewing coming from DVR or On Demand viewing for premium customers as compared with the broadcast networks.

Showtime subscribers have grown 30 percent in the past five years and the significant growth trend continues in 2010, finishing 2Q10 with 18.2 million subscribers, up 1.6 million (9 percent) from a year ago (2Q09).

Sources: The Nielsen Company; NPOWER, average time-period playback % based on live + 7 primetime viewing in 2Q10; SNL Kagan.

About Showtime Networks Inc.:

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD(TM), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel(TM). 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(R).





  [october 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.