By the middle of this year, Showtime will start pulling the early seasons of their original programming such as Dexter and Californication off of Netflix. Showtime has already stopped Netflix from streaming the later seasons of Dexter and Nurse Jackie. Showtime essentially wants you to start subscribing to them or buy the DVDs from them directly.
?We?re more conscious of [the competition] now,? stated Showtime CEO Matthew Blank. ?With all the options out there, we want to be sure people know they have to subscribe to see Dexter or The Borgias.?