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 […]

Turner closes three channels in Nordic markets

Turner Broadcasting is closing three of its channels in the Nordic market from tomorrow. Turner told local press in May that its decision to pull the channels, owned via Nordic subsidiary Nonstop Television, reflected changes in demand among the TV audience in the region and that in the future the company would focus on fewer […]

Showtime OTT service goes live in the US

Showtime, the new standalone streaming service from the US broadcaster, has now gone live in the US. The service, which is priced at US$10.99 per-month, gives users on-demand access to Showtime original series, movies and live broadcasts of the east and west coast feeds of the Showtime TV network. Showtime is available via Apple TV, iOS […]

Sony plans ‘a-la-carte’ PlayStation Vue offering

Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have announced plans to launch an a-la-carte version of its cloud TV service PlayStation Vue.  The new offer will be available to all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners in the US, allowing them to pay to access individual channels through PlayStation Vue, rather than […]

Showtime appoints new CEO

One of the longest serving CEOs in American television is about to hand over the reins. Matt Blank is stepping down as Showtime chief executive on January 1, 2016 and handing the role to company president and creative chief David Nevins, who will then carry both titles. Nevins’ new contract extends his stay at Showtime […]

Showtime OTT service to go live on Roku, PlayStation Vue

Showtime, the new standalone streaming service from the US broadcaster, will be available via Roku devices and on Sony’s cloud TV service PlayStation Vue. The CBS-owned broadcaster confirmed that the two new partners had come on board in time for the Showtime over-the-top service launch in early July, joining previously announced partner Apple. The US$10.99 […]

Showtime to launch stand-alone OTT service

CBS-owned US broadcaster Showtime is set to launch a stand-alone streaming service in an effort to reach new subscribers.  The US over-the-top service, called Showtime, will launch in early July to coincide with the new series of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, which are both due to premiere on July 12. Showtime will initially […]

Comcast adds TVE access to HBO, Showtime via Amazon Fire TV

Comcast subscribers in the US can now access the HBO Go and Showtime Anytime TV everywhere apps on Amazon’s Fire TV devices.  The apps are available on both the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices where subscribers can sign in to their Comcast Xfinity TV account, and immediately start watching the channel’s shows […]