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OTT platforms to benefit from CBS/Viacom merger “in the very near future”

The OTT platforms of ViacomCBS will see a boost from the just-concluded merger “quite soon”, the company’s top execs have confirmed. Speaking on a conference call, CBS chairman and CEO Joe Ianniello identified direct-to-consumer streaming as one of the company’s key pillars of growth, and said that the breadth of content made available by the […]

Roku to add premium services

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]

CBS names Showtime boss as its creative chief

Showtime boss David Nevins has been named chief creative officer at CBS Corporation, effective immediately. The news arrived from Joe Ianniello, who is CBS’ president and acting CEO after the departure of Leslie Moonves last month. Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of Showtime Networks and will remain the business’s chief executive officer. He […]

HBO tops pay list as US subscribers become more selective

HBO is the channel consumers in the US and Canada are willing to pay the most for, and 80% of consumers only want to pay for the channels they actually watch, according to TV technology outfit TiVo’s Q2 2017 Video Trends Report. According to the report, HBO tops the ranking of prices that consumers are […]

Canal+ brings Showtime to France

Pay TV giant Canal+ is to bring the Showtime channel brand to France for the first time. The output agreement Showtime distributor CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has struck is akin to those with Sky in the UK, Movistar in Spain, Stan in Australia and Bell Media in Canada. This will see at least ten current or upcoming series playing on […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

CBS, Showtime get a big Yes in Israel

Israeli pay TV platform Yes has inked a new volume deal with CBS that gives it a range of programming from the studio and from CBS-owned premium cable net Showtime. Yes already had a CBS deal but the new agreement hands it programming including Showtime’s buzzy high-finance drama Billions, CBS series Limitless and The CW […]

Amazon taps major TV networks for Streaming Partners scheme

Amazon has teamed up with major TV networks and content makers like Showtime, Starz and AMC to offer partner subscriptions to Amazon Prime customers. Amazon confirmed its much-rumoured, US-based Streaming Partners Program scheme yesterday with a host of partners that also included A+E Network, DramaFever, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian and BroadbandTV. The over-the-top streaming program will […]

T-Mobile US offers Netflix, Hulu streaming outside of data plan

Deutsche Telekom-owned telco T-Mobile is allowing some of its US customers to watch content from a range of SVOD and streaming services outside of their regular data plans. From Sunday (November 15) T-Mobile customers – on the relevant contracts – will be able to watch Netflix, Showtime, WatchESPN and Hulu on their mobile devices without […]

CBS eyes international Showtime OTT launch

US broadcaster CBS is looking at international launches for its new Showtime OTT on-demand platform “within certain windows”. The service, which currently is only available to broadband customers in the US, launched on July 12 priced at US$12.99 (€11.95). During an investors’ call yesterday, CBS Corp. president and CEO Les Moonves said the over-the-top platform […]

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