CBS’s long-anticipated stand-alone streaming service for its pay-TV channel Showtime will debut this summer with Appleon board as its launch partner.
Showtime’s streaming service will launch on Apple devices in early July and will be running by July 12 when new seasons of the network’s popular dramas “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” are scheduled to premiere. CBS is in talks with other distributors as well and said it expects to unveil additional deals in the future. The price of the streaming service will be $10.99 a month, which is cheaper than the average rate some distributors including satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish Network currently charge for the Showtime TV channel. On the other hand, Time Warner Cablecurrently offers Showtime for $9.99 a month.