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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Headed to Roku, PlayStation Vue

Cord-cutters can subscribe in early July for $10.99 per month

Showtime’s new standalone streaming service is also headed to Roku and PlayStation Vue in July.

Cord-cutters can subscribe to the service for $10.99 per month on either platform. While there is not a specific launch-date for the new partners yet, Showtime said the offering will be available prior to the July 12 season premieres of “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex.”

Roku customers who sign up in July will be offered a 30-day free trial subscription to Showtime.

Showtime previously announced Apple TV as a launch partner, in an arrangement that carries the same monthly cost and timing.

“We are thrilled that Roku and Sony have come on board for our launch in early July,” said Matthew C. Blank, chairman and chief executive officer, Showtime Networks Inc. “Both platforms have distinct and loyal audiences, and together they will build on our service and greatly expand the number of homes that will have access to the Showtime service over the Internet. This is fundamental to Showtime’s strategy of putting the choice in the hands of the consumers regarding how, when and on what unique devices they watch our programming.”

“Showtime has been a great partner over the years and Roku’s inclusion as an initial launch platform for the Showtime streaming service speaks volumes to our shared commitment to offer consumers the best entertainment experience available,” said Steve Shannon, general manager of Content and Services at Roku. “Today more than ever, consumers want choice in how they access entertainment to view what they want, when they want it. The addition of Showtime to the Roku platform helps provide that choice for millions of Roku customers and delivers TV on their terms.”

“We’re thrilled to launch Showtime within PlayStation Vue,” said Dwayne Benefield, vice president, head of PlayStation Vue at Sony Network Entertainment International. “We can’t think of a better partner with whom we can begin to extend our revolutionary television experience to a nationwide audience.”

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