Showtime Networks has launched Showtime Anytime, a broadband video-streaming service that will be free to Showtime subscribers through the network’s cable, satellite and telco affiliates in the US. Showtime Anytime gives subscribers the flexibility to watch more than 400 hours of the network’s programming, hit movies and sports offerings online, whenever and wherever they’d like to watch it,
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 programmes 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.