EPIX ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PREMIUM TV APP ON XBOX ONE
EPIX to Deliver Premium Entertainment to Authenticated EPIX Subscribers on Xbox One
Includes Live Streams of Four EPIX Channels plus 3,000 Titles On Demand
NEW YORK – March 24, 2015 –– Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it is launching the EPIX app on Xbox One, continuing to expand availability across leading platforms where viewers are consuming entertainment. Starting today, EPIX will provide authenticated subscribers access on Xbox One to live streams of its four channels – EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive In – plus an on demand offering of thousands of hit movies and big film franchises including The Hunger Games, James Bond, Star Trek and Transformers, plus original documentaries, music and comedy specials featuring marquee talent like Katy Perry, Madonna, Louis CK, Russell Brand and many more, along with thousands of trailers and extras. The EPIX app was first launched on Xbox 360 in December 2011.
“We are excited to continue our relationship with Microsoft’s Xbox to deliver great programming how, when and where viewers want to see it,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. “The launch of the EPIX app on Xbox 360 drew tremendous subscriber engagement and we are looking forward to extending our successful collaboration with the launch on Xbox One.”
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 Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Xbox One, Chromecast and 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).
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