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Hulu to Offer Showtime Premium Package in Move to Compete with Netflix

Hulu to Offer Showtime Premium Package in Move to Compete with Netflix

Just a few weeks after Showtime announced it would launch a standalone streaming service, the company has joined up with Hulu to add premium content to Netflix’s streaming rival.

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The Showtime streaming service will be offered to subscribers through Hulu in early July, the companies announced today. New and existing Hulu subscribers will be able to sign up for Showtime on Hulu.com and stream the premium cable company’s content on various Internet-connected devices. Subscribers will be able to add Showtime for $8.99 per month on top of the $7.99 per month cost of their Hulu subscription. Showtime’s previously announced standalone service will cost $10.99 per month.

Hulu will make Showtime available for purchase prior to the July 12th premieres of “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex,” and offer subscribers access to all the content available on their standalone streaming service in real time.

The move also suggests a not-so-distant future where all networks will be offered a la carte. For an early look at the service’s offerings, visit here.

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