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Shameless Season 9 Is Coming to Netflix, So You’ll Be Able to Catch Up Before Season 10

Lucky for all of us, season nine of Shameless hits Netflix on Sept. 10. The raunchy Showtime series (which stars beautiful Emmy Rossum and Oscar-nominated William H. Macy) follows the endlessly amusing story of a woman attempting to keep her life, her relationships, and her five younger siblings together in the South Side of Chicago, while her bumbling alcoholic father continuously wreaks havoc on them all. – Corinne Sullivan, Pop Sugar » https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/When-Season-9-Shameless-Netflix-46560315 [photo: Showtime]

CBS Signs Exclusive Deal for Showtime, All Access Series With Russian Streamer Amedia TV

The Amedia deal is another example of how U.S. networks are shifting their international business model toward the streaming and direct-to-consumer business. As big free-to-air channels in Europe buy fewer U.S.-made series —preferring home-grown content or lower-cost reality programming — American networks are increasingly signing volume deals with online players, betting the direct-to-consumer market will grow globally similar to the manner it has stateside. – Vladimir Kozlov, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2I48odL

Showtime’s Websites May Have Used Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoin While You Binged on Twin Peaks

That highlighted script is what a website would need include if it wanted to use Coinhive’s services. Multiple outlets, including The Register, found that the script was present in both Showtime’s home site showtime.com as well as showtimeanytime.com, its official streaming site. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2xyoVRI

Showtime Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Failed Mayweather-McGregor Streams

“Instead of being upfront with consumers about its new, untested, underpowered service, defendant caused likelihood of confusion and misunderstanding as to the source and quality of the HD video consumers would see on fight night,” writes attorney Michael Fuller in the complaint filed Saturday in Oregon federal court. “Defendant intentionally misrepresented the quality and grade of video consumers would see using its app, and knowingly failed to disclose that its system was defective with respect to the amount of bandwidth available, and that defendant’s service would materially fail to conform to the quality of HD video defendant promised.” – Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2gjooi5

T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

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[F]or its tenth event, T-Mobile went big. Say goodbye to video streaming nomming away your data. […] [CEO John Legere] just confirmed things during an event in LA, describing the move as “disrupting the scam” that is cellular data. It works a lot like Music Freedom, which T-Mobile introduced in June last year. It works with 24 different services including Netflix, HBO , Hulu, Sling TV, WatchESPN, Vevo, and all kinds of others. T-Mobile calls the service Binge On. It’s all free. Obviously, the biggest missing link is YouTube, but T-Mobile says they’re working with Google on getting YouTube in the program. […] Binge On is available starting November 15 for existing customers and November 19 for new plans, and if you can get Sling TV 30 percent of now if you’re on T-Mobile. – Darren Orf, Gizmodo

Here’s What Surprised Showtime After It Began Offering a Streaming Service

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One discovery: many subscribers are opting to stream the network’s live feed, instead of seeking out on-demand programming. “The livestreaming has done better than we expected,” said [President David Nevins] of the feature, something which HBO Now doesn’t offer. “As people are discovering Showtime, a lot of them just want to see what’s on the livestreaming, so they’re watching it there.” – Jason Lynch, Adweek

Cable companies are still trying to adapt to the streaming video trend

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Cablevision, which serves more than 3 million people around the New York City Metro area, has announced that it will offer Internet-only customers the opportunity to easily subscribe to streaming video options from CBS, including CBS All Access and Showtime. […] And while the Cablevision and CBS deal might not affect Apple directly, it does show that networks and the cable providers are finally beginning to see the light of day regarding a growing desire for streaming video options instead of expensive cable packages with channels no one watches. – Brent Dirks, AppAdvice

How ‘Homeland’ Complicates Showtime’s Transition to Streaming

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While Showtime Networks doesn’t have subscription VOD rights to “Homeland,” studios that produce series for the cabler are contractually prohibited from licensing them to SVOD services like Netflix while they are still on the air; 20th is currently in production on a fifth season of “Homeland,” to bow in September. […] But while HBO owns virtually all of the programming on its air, about 20% of Showtime’s content comes from external studios, though some of these shows are among the cabler’s biggest successes. In addition to 20th/”Homeland,” for instance, Warner Bros. produces “Shameless” and Sony Pictures Television produces “Masters of Sex.” – Andrew Wallenstein, Variety
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