4K Ultra HD Package Available for Affiliate VOD Platforms and in EPIX Apps
NEW YORK, NY – February 27, 2018 – EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), announced today that it will add 4K Ultra HD to its expanding list of offerings. Starting in 2018, affiliates and EPIX subscribers will have access to a VOD package of 4K Ultra HD content and streaming access directly through EPIX apps on select devices. This is the first launch of its kind from a premium network in the U.S. and makes EPIX the only broadcast or cable network to stream 4K Ultra HD within its apps.
A leader in multiplatform entertainment, EPIX will begin offering select Hollywood movies and EPIX original programs in 4K Ultra HD including films from the James Bond franchise Die Another Day, Goldeneye, License To Kill, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, and The Spy Who Loved Me along with newer films such as Arrival, The Magnificent Seven, Star Trek Beyond andTransformers: The Last Knight and the EPIX original series Get Shorty.
“EPIX was created to meet changing viewer habits and to provide the best user experience for our viewers. It starts with great content, but it’s also about the way our subscribers experience and engage with that content. We are excited to continue our history of innovation by adding 4K Ultra HD. It is part of our continuing commitment to expand and enhance the EPIX experience, and to serve our viewers and distribution partners in new and innovative ways,” said Monty Sarhan, EVP and General Manager of EPIX.
Added Jon Dakss, EPIX’s EVP and Chief Digital Officer, “It has been widely reported that the adoption rate of Ultra HD TV sets in the U.S. is far outpacing the adoption rate of HD at its launch, indicating that there is a significant opportunity to provide audiences with the best possible viewing experience. The majority of large screen TVs sold in the U.S. are now 4K Ultra HD, providing a great deal of opportunity for us to tap into this high-demand space and we’re excited to be the first ones leading the charge.”
EPIX is a 24-hour-a-day premium pay TV network with a lineup of original programming and blockbuster movies. It is available nationwide through one of the many different cable, satellite, telecommunications and streaming TV providers. To learn more and to subscribe, please visit www.epix.com/order-epix or call 1-844-EPIX-Now (1-844-374-9669).
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network, delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX became profitable in its first year of existence and is now available nationwide to 70 million homes through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms. A pioneer in the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere,” EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across hundreds of consumer devices including Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo, Chromecast, and Android TV, delivering more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. 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) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.
For Sloane PR