SHOWTIME(R) STAND-ALONE STREAMING SERVICE LAUNCHES ON AMAZON AND GOOGLE
The SHOWTIME Service Is Now Available On Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick,
Android Phones, TVs, Tablets And ChromecastTM
NEW YORK - September 29, 2015 - Today, Showtime Networks announced that Amazon and Google are the newest platforms to launch the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service available on Amazon Fire devices including Fire tablets, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, and Android devices, including Android phones and tablets and Android TV. SHOWTIME has also added Android, iOS and web Chrome browser support for Chromecast, as well as other Google Cast-enabled streaming devices. The arrival of SHOWTIME on Amazon, Android and Cast devices is in advance of the highly-anticipated season premieres of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning series HOMELAND and the Golden Globe-winning series THE AFFAIR this Sunday, October 4th. Amazon and Android users are able to subscribe to SHOWTIME through the SHOWTIME app anywhere in the U.S., for one monthly price of $10.99, and new subscribers will be offered a 30-day free trial at sign-up. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.
SHOWTIME is the only premium streaming service to offer live East and West Coast feeds through all of its internet distributors. With SHOWTIME, consumers have unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning SHOWTIME original series, and hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming. Subscribers can also access the site's music makers section which features documentaries from some of the biggest artists in the industry including David Bowie, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, One Direction, Nas, Green Day, Billy Joel and The Rolling Stones, among many others.
Once consumers sign up for the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service, they can watch across all supported devices no matter how they subscribed. Amazon users can download the SHOWTIME app from the Amazon Appstore and subscribe directly to watch programming on their Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. Android users will be able to download the SHOWTIME app in the Google Play Store and subscribe to SHOWTIME directly on their Android tablets, phones or TVs. SHOWTIME subscribers can also opt to watch programming through Chromecast or other Google Cast-enabled streaming devices.
In addition to today's announced platforms, SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers and as a stand-alone, commercial-free streaming service through Apple(R) and Roku, Inc.'s Roku(R) players and Roku TV(TM) models. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com. C?onsumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Sony Network Entertainment International LLC's PlayStation(R) Vue and through Hulu.
About Showtime Networks Inc.
SHOWTIME and its award-winning, critically-acclaimed original programming continues to make its mark on the cultural landscape. The network is home to one of the most successful programming line-ups in all of television, with hits that include HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, MASTERS OF SEX, PENNY DREADFUL, SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES, NURSE JACKIE, EPISODES and the anticipated new drama series BILLIONS. Original series play a key part in the network's programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING(R) and the news magazine programs 60 MINUTES SPORTS and JIM ROME ON SHOWTIME. The company's diverse slate of films includes Boyhood, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Philomena, St. Vincent, The Imitation Game and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
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), and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND(R), and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME(R). SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel(TM). SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.