Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that Optimum TV customers who subscribe to SHOWTIME can now enjoy SHOWTIME ANYTIME. Optimum TV customers can watch their favorite SHOWTIME programs anywhere in the U.S. on any Internet-connected computer and other supported portable devices, including the iPad®, and iPhone® and Android™ smartphones.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME gives Optimum TV customers who subscribe to SHOWTIME instant access to over 600 titles of the network's award-winning series, hit movies and sports programming. Customers can instantly watch every episode of the best SHOWTIME series, including current and past seasons. Subscribers using SHOWTIME ANYTIME can create a personalized line-up using the "My List" feature as well as automatically add new episodes of their favorite series as they premiere.
“It’s a great time for television entertainment with rich characters and plots that our customers passionately follow. We are pleased to add SHOWTIME’s high quality programming to our Optimum TV to GO offering, enabling subscribers to keep up with their favorite shows when and where it’s convenient for them,” said Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME offers SHOWTIME original series, including Dexter®, Homeland, Shameless, Californication, House of Lies, The Borgias, Episodes and Nurse Jackie, along with box office hits, comedy specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming.
SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available to Optimum TV’s SHOWTIME customers based on their specific package and subscription level. To access SHOWTIME ANYTIME online, these Optimum customers can go to http://www.optimum.net/TVtoGO or http://www.showtimeanytime.com. Then, the customer chooses Optimum as their provider and signs in with their Optimum ID and password, makes their viewing selection and begins watching. For access on mobile devices, Optimum TV subscribers can download the SHOWTIME ANYTIME app for free on supported devices by visiting the following:
Optimum TV to GO services are available anywhere in the U.S. where a customer can connect to the Internet. Optimum customers who also subscribe to Optimum Online high-speed Internet service have the additional convenience and flexibility of being able to access Optimum TV to GO services when away from home using of Optimum WiFi -– the nation’s largest WiFi network, with tens of thousands of hotspots across Cablevision’s Tri-State service area.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.
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®.