EPIX and DISH Renew Carriage Agreement
NEW YORK & ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 16, 2015 – EPIX and DISH Network L.L.C. have reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of EPIX to DISH customers. In addition to its four channels – EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive-In – DISH customers who subscribe to EPIX will have access to more than 2,000 Video-On-Demand titles on DISHAnywhere.com, EPIX.com and via the DISH AnywhereTM and EPIX apps on hundreds of devices.
This renewed agreement between DISH and EPIX will add popular new releases such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. DISH customers will continue to have access to some of the biggest new films from EPIX’s studio partners – Lionsgate, MGM, Viacom and its movie studio unit Paramount Pictures – as well as great documentaries and special event music and comedy programming.
“DISH is an outstanding partner and we are excited to continue our successful relationship by working together to further build our businesses by providing EPIX’s movies, original documentaries and events to DISH customers across the nation and on multiple platforms,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “DISH and EPIX share a commitment to delivering the best TV and movies in innovative ways, and we look forward to building on this agreement to provide an even better entertainment experience,” continued Tom Gorke, Viacom Media Networks EVP Content Distribution.
“DISH is pleased to continue providing to our customers the high-quality movies and special events from EPIX,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. “Combined with our industry-leading technology, DISH customers continue to enjoy the best viewing experience of thousands of movies from EPIX, live or on-demand.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Chromecast, XBox 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).
Nora Ryan, EPIX
John Hall, DISH