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Topic: Showtime

Crime Documentaries Like 'Making a Murderer' Are Picking Up Where Newspapers Left Off

TV's new hits take a page from print

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently bragged in a letter to shareholders about two things: his booming business, which hit 75 million subscribers in 2015, and his very hot content. "In…

Vocativ Explores the Deep Web in Its New Showtime Docuseries Dark Net

First of three TV projects in 2016 for digital player

Imagine that Black Mirror was a documentary. That's the idea behind Showtime's new series, Dark Net, which debuts tonight. The eight-part docuseries is being produced by Vocativ, a media and technology…

Step Aside, Cord Cutters and Cord-Nevers. Showtime Is Targeting 'Cord Cobblers'

CEO says 2016 will be 'the year of customized viewing'

We've heard about cord cutters, cord shavers and cord-nevers. Now, Showtime has a new term to add to the growing vernacular: cord cobblers. That's how Showtime's president and CEO, David Nevins,…

How Showtime Is Marketing Its New Drama 'Billions' to Wall Street

Hopes to turn financial sector into influencers

While HBO got the mafia to pay attention to The Sopranos, and AMC played up Mad Men to the agency world, Showtime is taking its new show Billions to the…

This Bicoastal Shop Takes Digital Into the Real World for Brands

Guild has done experiential work for Nars and Microsoft

Specs Who From left: Partner Sam Ewen and partners and co-founders Jeffrey Hatfield and Peter Brown What Digital creative agency Where New York, Portland, Los Angeles After studying art in college and working together to…

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

Even cord-cutters like watching the live feed

Two months after its launch, Showtime's streaming-only subscriber service has been eye-opening for the network. Since the service, which is also called Showtime, went live on July 7—exactly three months after…

Showtime's President Talks Twin Peaks Revival and ‘Good’ Versus ‘Great’ TV

And why comedy is such a challenge

John Landgraf's provocative remarks that there's "simply too much television" on the air have continued to reverberate through the second half of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. The latest to…

Showtime Cancels Its Advertising-Themed Comedy, Happyish

Following low ratings and no Emmy nominations

Another advertising-themed TV series is following Mad Men off the air. Showtime has canceled its comedy Happyish, the network has confirmed. The series, about a disillusioned ad exec (Steve Coogan), finished…

Showtime Has Officially Launched Its Streaming Service

No cable subscription needed for the new OTT offering

The OTT era has begun at Showtime. The premium cable network launched its new stand-alone streaming service today. The service, which is also called Showtime, is available for $10.99 per month…

Showtime and Hulu Explain Why Their Brands are Pulling Double Duty

Two names, four products: will it confuse consumers?

Do you use Hulu, or Hulu? And do you subscribe to Showtime, or Showtime? No, those weren't typos. The two words I repeated in the previous paragraph are actually referring to…

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