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Showtime Gets Set To Follow In HBO's Footsteps With Online Streaming Service


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Showtime looks set to follow HBO into the world of online streaming, by soon offering customers a package similar to the newly announced HBO Now service. The news was announced by Leslie Moonves, the chief of Showtime's parent company CBS who told investors at a conference in Palm Beach, “the days of the 500 channel universe are over.”

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According to Deadline, Moonves said the channel would announce a service “in the not-too-distant future,” and added he’s been having conversations with “the normal suspects” including cable and satellite distributors who were initially skeptical.

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Showtime Executive Hints 'Dexter' Spin-Off Is A Possibility


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Dexter could potentially have a spin-off if hints by producer Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins are anything to go by.

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Michael C. Hall at Showtime's celebrations of 8 seasons of Dexter held at Milk Studios in L.A.

The series, now in its eighth and final season, follows Dexter Morgan a serial killer with a code of conduct. Dexter, working as a blood splatter analyst for Miami police, is able to kill those who break the code often taking police cases from them and dealing harshly with the perpetrators. After wrapping his victims (or criminals depending on how you view it) in cling film he stabs them through the heart, all the time narrating his bizarre logic.

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