Adding a key premium component to its OTT arsenal, Sling TV is offering the Showtime streaming service, including eight live, linear feeds and the programmer’s full VOD library, for an additional $10 per month.
Showtime’s streaming slate, which includes access to originals such as Homeland, Billions, The Affair and the upcoming drama, I’m Dying Up Here, and limited event series Twin Peaks, is also available to new subs who jump on Sling TV’s current seven-day free trial, they said.
The live linear feeds offered via Sling TV include the flagship Showtime channel and Showtime West, Showtime 2, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next and Showtime Women.
Sling TV represents another OTT outlet for the premium programmer. Showtime launched its standalone, direct-to-consumer OTT service in July 2015, and also sells subscriptions through Amazon Channels (Amazon’s SVOD service for Prime customers), Sony PlayStation Vue, as well as Hulu SVOD subscribers for an additional $4.99 per month.
Showtime is also slated to become available as a premium add-on from YouTube TV, the OTT TV service that will launch later this year.
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Sling TV also sells premium, add-on services from HBO and Starz, as well as Epix (via Sling TV's $5 per month Hollywood Extra package).
“We know our price and the ability to personalize your channel lineup are why consumers prefer Sling TV, so we’ll continue to offer more customizable options like this,” Glenn Eisen, chief marketing officer of Sling TV, said in a statement about the Showtime launch.