Media are questioning whether Stan will be able to hold onto its lucrative Showtime output deal when it expires, in the latest speculation about streaming deals.
The Sydney Morning Herald speculates on whether ViacomCBS may move Showtime to 10 All Access.
Stan’s deal with Showtime was secured in 2016 ensuring titles such as Billions, Kidding, City on a Hill, The L Word: Generation Q, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Circus and Our Cartoon President.
ViacomCBS recently renewed a short-term deal with Foxtel for Nickelodeon content which is expected to expire at the same time as Stan’s Showtime content. It will also take over Foxtel music channels from July.
10 sources last week indicated there were two new titles for 10 All Access confirmed for 2020, as observers were critical of its offering.
Both Foxtel and Stan are also set to bid for HBO content.
Stan has been contacted for comment.