SHOWTIME ANYTIME NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX 360,COMING TO XBOX ONE LATER THIS YEAR
Nationwide Release Marks The Service's First Launch On Game Consoles
NEW YORK, NY – July 1, 2014 – Today, Showtime Networks announced the launch of SHOWTIME ANYTIME on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the first launch for the authenticated service on game consoles. Access to SHOWTIME ANYTIME on Xbox 360 is available for free to all Xbox Live® members who subscribe to SHOWTIME through participating television providers, giving them unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of programming, as well as the live broadcast of the network's East and West Coast feeds. SHOWTIME ANYTIME will be available on Xbox One game consoles later this year.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME on Xbox 360 supports voice and gesture controls using Kinect® for Xbox 360, enabling users to browse and watch their favorite SHOWTIME programming without the use of a controller or remote. All Xbox Live members will also have the ability to preview SHOWTIME ANYTIME service and have access to view a free full episode of select SHOWTIME series on the console.
“The launch of SHOWTIME ANYTIME on Xbox 360 is the logical next step in the expansion of our service,” said Tom Christie, President, Distribution, Business Development, and Network Operations, Showtime Networks Inc. “Our goal is for our subscribers to have the ability to access their favorite SHOWTIME series wherever, whenever and however they want to watch across multiple platforms, so we're excited to bring our award-winning programs to Xbox Live's growing membership of millions.”
SHOWTIME ANYTIME users can now watch current and past seasons of the network’s award-winning original series including HOMELAND, DEXTER®, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, PENNY DREADFUL, CALIFORNICATION, HOUSE OF LIES, WEB THERAPY, EPISODES and NURSE JACKIE, along with box office hits, hard-hitting sports, documentaries and specials on Xbox 360. SHOWTIME ANYTIME brings its full slate of special features to Xbox users, including resuming programs previously watched on their computers, mobile or other streaming media devices, and the “My List” feature, where users can access all of their saved programs.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available now nationwide to subscribers of AT&T U-verse, Blue Ridge Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision's Optimum TV, CenturyLink Prism, Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Grande Communications, MCTV, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
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