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Showtime Puts Shows up for Sale on Unbox Service

Oct 18, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Continuing its expansion into the new media space, Showtime announced Wednesday it would offer digital downloads of several series on Amazon.com’s Unbox digital video service.

Series such as “Weeds,” “Sleeper Cell,” “Fat Actress” and “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” will be available on the service for $1.99 per episode. In addition, the pilot for “Dexter” will be sold for 1 cent.

The move is the latest in a series of digital content expansions for Showtime, which is seeking to distinguish itself from fellow premium network HBO in the new media space by making whole episodes widely available in streaming and download formats.