It's 'Showtime Anytime' With Comcast

Premium cable network Showtime will jump into the TV Everywhere area
with the launch this month of its subscriber-authentication based
Showtime Anytime broadband video-streaming service.

The network has signed Comcast 
as its first affiliate for the service, which will allow consumers to
access current and previous episodes of popular Showtime original series
like Dexter, Weeds and Nurse Jackie, as well as more than 100 movie titles like The Hurt Locker and the Twilight films, according to Matt Blank, chairman and CEO for Showtime.

Subscribers will be able to access the service via
site, which will launch later this year, or through their cable
operator's TV Everywhere portal. Comcast subscribers can currently
access the service now through Xfinity TV's online service at The network said it is currently talking to other providers about securing deals for the site.

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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.