Showtime strikes Hulu streaming deal

June 24, 2015 11.31 Europe/London By Julian Clover


Ray-Donovan-Hulu-ShowtimeShowtime has become the first US premium channel to be made available on the streaming platform Hulu.

Subscribers wanting a subscription to the CBS-owned service can pay $8.99 per month on top of the $7.99 per month paid for their Hulu subscription.

Itís a discount of $3 on the price you might pay to stream Showtime directly from devices including Roku and Apple.

Showtime has also been building its own standalone streaming service akin to the rival HBO Now. At a stroke Showtime can now piggy back on any platform where Hulu is already available.