Telefónica SVoD service buys CBS, Showtime dramas

The new subscription on-demand service of Spanish telco Telefónica has close a multi-year rights agreement for dramas from CBS and Showtime. The exclusive deal with CBS Studios International hands Telefónica Spain-owned Movistar Series Under the Dome, The Good Wife and new season hit Madam Secretary from CBS and Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan and Golden Globe-winning […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

Google adds games to Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming stick has added support for a range of games that let players use their phone or tablet as the controller for their TV screen.  The new games include Wheel of Fortune, Hasbro’s Monopoly Dash, Scrabble Blitz, Connect Four Quads and Simon Swipe. Also new to Chromecast in the US are catch-up services by Showtime […]

Netflix signs Dexter streaming deal with CBS

Netflix has acquired all eight seasons of the recently ended Showtime serial killer drama Dexter and will launch half on Halloween night. The first four will be available instantly on the US version of the service on October 31, with the final four added stateside on January 1, 2014. The finale episode of the series, […]

Lovefilm signs CBS Studios deal

Amazon-owned on-demand platform Lovefilm has secured CBS Studios International-distributed scripted programming including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Dexter. The deal will see a range of shows from CBSSI launch on the platform in Germany and the UK. These include CBS series like The Good Wife and Blue Bloods and Showtime series including Nurse Jackie, […]

TV5 Philippines launches international channels on OSN

TV5 Philippines has launched two international channels – Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International. The channels, aimed at Filipinos living abroad, will be carried by Middle East pay TV operator orbit Showtime Network, making them available across the Middle East and North Africa as well as in Europe. Kapatid TV5 will air TV5’s flagship programmes […]