By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You’ll soon be able to watch the popular premium channel “Showtime” without paying the cable guy.
Showtime is the home of “Homeland,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Affair,” and “Masters of Sex.”
Check Out “The Affair” Season 1 on Showtime
But soon, you won’t need a TV subscription to see Showtime.
Its owner, CBS, says Showtime will stream for $11 per month — four dollars cheaper than HBO’s similar offering.
Iphone, iPad, and Apple TV will be the first to get it, starting July 12th, with non-Apple devices to follow quickly.
Showtime’s offering adds to the growing segment of ‘over-the-top’ (without the need for traditional cable TV) paid streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and CBS “All Access.” (KYW Newsradio is owned by CBS Corporation.)
The “over-the-top” services target cord-cutters and those who have never shelled out for cable — though of course you’ll still need to pay for an Internet connection.