Showtime's standalone streaming service was tipped back in November, and now it appears we may be close to the official reveal. Variety reports CBS is prepping to announce the subscription option to temp those who've cut the cord as soon as this week -- six months after CEO Les Moonves discussed the service's 2015 arrival on an earnings call. What's more, like HBO's offering, it'll reportedly be an Apple exclusive at launch before opening up to other platforms and streaming gadgets later on. HBO Now, that cable networks standalone service, debuted in April for $15/month. No word on how much Showtime's subscription plan will cost, or what it'll be called, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the asking price was the same. CBS is no stranger to the streaming boom, launching the $6 per month CBS All Access option last fall that brought with it live TV in select markets. While Showtime may not have the roster of powerhouse series like Game of Thrones, its roster includes popular shows like Homeland, Nurse Jackie, Masters of Sex and more.