Showtime is Finally Going Online

Posted Wed May 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

"There’s nothing to announce at this time," says spokeswoman, but sources say it's coming soon.

If you're an HBO subscriber, you already know the joy of getting your content anywhere you please. The same goes with Epix, but it's not until recently that Showtime has started talking about taking content online.

The site will offer content in a way similar to that of rival HBO. You'll be able to access shows and movies online, provided you're a Showtime subscriber. It's a little late in coming, but web based Showtime content is on the way.

There's no set date for the launch yet, and exactly what content will be available is a mystery. It'd be great to have shows like 'Weeds' and 'Californication' available on the same day as they air.

Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner, the folks who own HBO, called out HBO's site and wide range of content availability as an attraction for customers. "All the HBO subscribers in the United States are going to have HBO programming on demand across every device," he said, "That is a powerful offering."

Source: Business Week

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