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EPIX TO LAUNCH PREMIUM TV APP ON PLAYSTATION®4
EPIX Will Deliver Its Premium Entertainment Content to Authenticated Subscribers
Beginning November 2013
NEW YORK, NY, November 7, 2013 – EPIX, the premium entertainment network, announced today that the EPIX app will be available on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system in November 2013. EPIX will be the first premium TV network to launch an authenticated app on the new PS4 system expanding the network’s current streaming deal with Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) from April 2013, which also includes the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system.
A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX provides authenticated subscribers access to more than 3,000 titles on-demand, including a high definition lineup of top blockbusters – The Avengers, Skyfall, The Hunger Games, Flight, Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, and more – plus classic Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, James Bond and Tyler Perry’s Madea. The network also offers award-winning and thought-provoking original documentaries such as Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment, TWA Flight 800 and Schooled: The Price of College Sports, plusmusic and comedy specials featuring Madonna, Coldplay, Louis CK, Ben Stiller and more.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with SCEA to offer subscribers a unique and unparalleled experience,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President. “EPIX is committed to providing the best content in every way consumers want it, and working with our technology and distribution partners to create better entertainment experiences across all platforms.”
The ability to stream full movies and concerts on the PS4 system is included as part of the EPIX premium subscription service available through cable, satellite and telco distributors. The EPIX app will be available to PlayStation®Network members in the U.S. as a free download from PlayStation®Store. For more information, please visit www.epix.com/ps4-on-epix-faq.
“EPIX is on the forefront of delivering its content to our customers. Its movies and original programming are available through our DISH Anywhere app, as well as devices like PS4 that our customers will soon have in their homes,” said Dave Shull, DISH executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “Together our goal is to deliver great content to our customers in as many ways as possible.”
EPIX® is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EPIX.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox 360®consoles and PlayStation®3 (PS3™), first on Android™ tablets and phones and first on Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Kindle Fire tablets, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark, and “PS4” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sloane & Company
For Sony Computer Entertainment America