Showtime Anytime

Showtime is following HBO into the cord-cutting era. The premium cable network has said we’re likely to see standalone Showtime streaming in 2015, just a few weeks after rival HBO announced the same thing. Hit the jump for more details on the possible standalone Showtime streaming offering.

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Today’s TV Bits travels all over the place, from the fantastical land of Westeros and the vampire-riddled town of Bon Temps, Louisiana to the very real locales of Romania and New York City. After the jump:

  • Game of Thrones finds its Ygritte, and announces an April 2012 return
  • True Blood makes a fountain in Romania run blood red
  • Lee Daniels signs on to develop an NYC-based LGBT series for Showtime

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With Netflix announcing astounding growth for the company’s streaming movie service, other companies are getting into the streaming game, too. HBO recently started a service called HBO Go, and this week Comcast’s own broadband portal, Xfinity TV, launched the free online streaming portion of the service package it plans to offer.

The latest is Showtime, which has now launched a service called Showtime Anytime, which will offer “more than 400 hours of Showtime series, movies, sports and other offerings.” Read More »