EPIX TO LAUNCH PREMIUM TV APP ON ANDROID TV
EPIX to Deliver Its Premium Content to Authenticated Subscribers; Including Live Streams of Four EPIX Channels plus Thousands of Titles On Demand
New York, NY — (June 18, 2015) – Premium entertainment network EPIX announced that starting today
Google’s Android TV will offer the EPIX app to its authenticated subscribers. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX is the first premium network to launch on Android TV and this deal marks EPIX’s continued expansion across smart TV’s including Sony, Sharp, Philips and more.
The EPIX Android TV app will deliver four live EPIX channel feeds as well as streaming access to thousands of titles on-demand, including big movie franchises The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek, original documentaries and music and comedy events featuring marquee talent including Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Russell Brand and more. The app features a sleek new user interface, Rotten Tomatoes Ratings, global Google search integration, Android TV recommendations, plus movie trailers and entertainment extras.
“Our goal is to deliver exceptional content to our customers in as many ways as possible and we are thrilled to reach new and existing subscribers with Android TV,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Google, which began with Chromecast last year, to offer subscribers an unparalleled entertainment experience how, when and where they want to see it.”
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 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).