4/2/13 EPIX GOES LIVE TODAY ON THE PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

EPIX App Launches Today with 3,000 movies and more – First Premium TV Network on the PlayStation®3 System in the U.S.

PlayStation®Network Users in the U.S. Can Access EPIX Via Two Week Free Trial

NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 2, 2013 – Premium TV network EPIX is launching the EPIX app today on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system and will launch on the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) in the coming weeks. A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX will provide authenticated subscribers access to more than 3,000 titles, featuring new releases like The Avengers, Skyfall, The Hunger Games, Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, plus EPIX original programming including documentaries, music concerts, comedy specials and championship boxing all in high definition.

Just in time to catch the world television premiere of the biggest movie of 2012, The Avengers, PlayStation®Network users in the U.S. can sign up for a free two week trial to EPIX and get access to the full slate of EPIX programming.  On an ongoing basis, EPIX will offer exclusive content such as songs from EPIX Original Concert Events and in the future a free movie or special each week to PlayStation Plus members who download the app. For more information on the EPIX Free Trial and weekly free preview titles, please visit: www.epixhd.com/watchnow-ps3/.

The EPIX app will be available as a free download from the Media & Apps section of the PlayStation®Store for PS3 and PS Vita users in the United States.

The ability to stream full movies and concerts on the PS3 and PS Vita systems is included as part of the EPIX premium subscription service available through cable, satellite and telco distributors.

About EPIX

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 EpixHD.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, first on Android™ tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and first to launch in the U.S. on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. 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.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

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Contact 

EPIX
Jamie Colunga
[email protected]
212-846-1843

Sloane & Company
Erica Bartsch
[email protected]
212-446-1875

EPIX APPS PROVIDE NEW PLATFORM TO BUILD THE NETWORK’S BRAND, REACHING A NEW AND YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC OF VIEWERS

Most Recent EPIX Free Preview Weekend Saw a Notable Spike in Viewership on Devices, with Downloads Tripling and over 200,000 Hours of Content Streamed 

Nielsen Data Finds Video App Users Are Mostly Between the Ages of 25 – 34 Years Old

New York, NY, & Boston, MA, May 21, 2012 – EPIX today released data about the performance of its apps that demonstrate that its free previews which coincide with the marketing of free downloads of its apps on mobile devices and consumer electronics has enhanced EPIX’s ability to reach new, younger audiences, which enhances the value of pay TV subscriptions. Through freeviews on EPIX apps in addition to the linear channel and On Demand, EPIX has reached an extended audience to both increase awareness of the network and drive potential new subscribers for distribution partners. EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, made this announcement at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) 2012 Cable Show in Boston.

Over the most recent EPIX free preview weekend, April 27-29, EPIX streamed over 200,000 hours of content to viewers via the EPIXapp.  Additionally, the number of downloads of EPIX apps tripled over the weekend compared to the entire previous month.

To date there have been five million downloads of the EPIX app on all devices, including Android powered phones and tablets, Roku players, Xbox consoles, and iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.  In the past 6 months, EPIX app downloads have more than doubled since the launch on Xbox and iOS devices.

“From the very creation of EPIX, we have focused on our multiplatform strategy with a goal of building awareness of the EPIX brand and lowering the average age of our viewer so that we are able to create a whole new generation of pay-premium TV subscribers. The incredible popularity of apps when combined with their availability on multiple devices, our great movie content and a free preview has led to increases in downloads, authentication and engagement with EPIX among consumers. We are now focusing on working with our partners to capitalize on these marketing strategies and are confident that together we can convert the consumers from these weekends into paying subscribers benefiting both EPIX and our distribution partners,” said Mark Greenberg, CEO and President ofEPIX.

 

About EPIX

EPIX, 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), is a premium entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service.  It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms.  EPIX delivers more than 3,000 titles to authenticated subscribers on EpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including Xbox 360 consoles, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku® players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players, Apple® iPads®, iPhones® and more. EPIX is 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.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

Contacts:

For EPIX

Jamie Colunga

[email protected]

212-846-1843

 

Sloane & Company

Erica Bartsch

[email protected]

212-446-1875

EPIX UNLEASHED ON XBOX 360

EPIX Partners with Xbox 360 to Deliver Voice-Controlled Experience to Authenticated EPIX Subscribers

 

NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2011 – Reaching another milestone in its mission to be on every screen where audiences are looking for hit content, EPIX today announced the launch of its app as part of Microsoft’s December 6 introduction of the new Xbox LIVE service.  A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX will provide authenticated subscribers streaming access on Xbox 360 to over 3,000 titles including a high definition lineup of new releases like Rango, Iron Man 2 and True Grit, big movie franchises Star Trek, Saw andJames Bond, along with high profile original music, comedy and sports events.  The EPIX app utilizes the powerful capabilities of Xbox including voice search, gesture and voice commands.

 

“The combination of EPIX premium entertainment and the innovations of the Xbox platform offer a powerful and unparalleled experience.  By working with the Microsoft Xbox team and our affiliated cable, satellite and telco partners, we’re taking another step forward in delivering great programming how, when and where viewers want to see it ,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO.

 

“Our partnership with EPIX marks a significant milestone in our vision to bring consumers all their favorite entertainment, shared with the people they care about, made easy,” said Pete Thompson, General Manager, Xbox LIVE. “By bringing EPIX to the Xbox LIVE service and adding the magic of Kinect, we are transforming the way consumers experience entertainment forever.”

 

The ability to stream full movies and concerts on the Xbox LIVE service is included as part of the premium subscription service available through cable, satellite and telco distributors, which includes EPIX and its multiplex channels, EPIX SVOD and EpixHD.com. EPIX is working with affiliated partners including DISH Network, Mediacom Communications and Verizon FiOS to engage viewers as well as add new subscribers among the large universe of Xbox LIVE customers.

 

“As we become available on more popular and leading devices like Xbox, we will be able to build a relationship with a younger audience that will help drive business for our partners,” added Greenberg.

 

“We’re pleased to partner with EPIX in our efforts to increase the number of online movies available to our subscribers,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH. “DISH Network is committed to offering the most robust video content while giving our customers the most options for when and where they choose to watch it.”

 

In addition to Xbox, authenticated subscribers can access EPIX content on hundreds of other devices.

 

About EPIX

 

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a premium entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service.  It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood hits, classic feature films, documentaries and original concerts, comedy and sporting events on all platforms.  EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry’s most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available to authenticated subscribers onEpixHD.com and on hundreds of devices including iPads and iPhones, Android™ tablets and mobile phones, Roku® players, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players, Xbox consoles and more. EPIX is 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.

 

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

 

Contact

Sloane & Company

Jamie Colunga

[email protected]

212-446-1877