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Azuki Systems™, the leader in the delivery of video to any screen over any network, today announced that Showtime Networks Inc. has selected the Azuki Media Platform™ to power the network’s Showtime Anytime authentication service on the iPad. Showtime® subscribers will now have instant access on their iPads to full-length Showtime series, movies, sports and comedy specials, available free as part of their existing Showtime television subscription through participating distributors.
“As a leader in premium entertainment, including the network's critically-acclaimed, award-winning programming, hit movies and sports, Showtime understands the power of connecting subscribers to compelling content,” said John Clancy, president and CEO of Azuki Systems. “By partnering with Azuki, SHOWTIME can now enable their subscribers to access their favorite programs wherever they want. We are thrilled to be partnering with SHOWTIME and we look forward to building on the successful launch of the Showtime Anytime iPad app.”
The Azuki Media Platform enables SHOWTIME to securely stream SHOWTIME programming to subscribers on iPads and soon on iPhones. Azuki’s complete solution across media preparation, content protection and packaging provides a highly-scalable viewing experience for SHOWTIME subscribers.
About Showtime Networks Inc.:
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
About Azuki Systems
Azuki provides an end-to-end solution that delivers rich, protected content to any device over any network, allowing content owners, enterprises and service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and multiple screens. The Azuki Media Platform™ enables brand-name media companies, service providers and mobile operators to combine the power of anytime anywhere video delivery with the highest quality of user experience, content protection, scale and reliability. Founded in 2008 and based in Acton, Mass., Azuki is led by an executive team renowned for repeated success in launching disruptive technologies and scaling companies that have solved key technology challenges and provided their customers with a competitive edge. Visit www.azukisystems.com for more information.