Following in the wake of HBO’s successful experiment with HBO Now, Showtime have announced that they will launch a stand-alone streaming service in early July with Apple as its first partner.
The stand-alone service will simply be called Showtime and will coincide with the new seasons of two of its big dramas – “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex”. Subscriptions will run for $10.99 a month and allow subscribers to view Showtime programs on all Apple devices.
Additional platforms and providers will be announced soon. Subscribers will have unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning Showtime original series such as “Homeland,” “Penny Dreadful” “The Affair,” “Dexter,” “Shameless,” “Californication” and the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival along with hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming, as well as the live broadcast of the east and west coast feeds of Showtime.