MEDIA ALERT: EPIX TO AIR TWA FLIGHT 800 FOLLOWING RECENT NTSB DECISION TO NOT RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION INTO FATAL 1996 PLANE CRASH

EPIX TO AIR TWA FLIGHT 800 FOLLOWING RECENT NTSB DECISION

TO NOT RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION INTO FATAL 1996 PLANE CRASH  

 EPIX Original Documentary Airs Wednesday, July 9, at 10:00pm ET

 

New York, NY JULY 7, 2014 – Following a July 2 decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) not to re-open its investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that it will air an encore presentation of TWA FLIGHT 800, its thought-provoking original documentary about the ill-fated, Paris-bound flight on Wednesday, July 9, at 10:00pm ET.  In addition to presenting the documentary on the EPIX Network, TWA FLIGHT 800 is also available on On Demand and on the EPIX App, which can be downloaded in the Apple Store and Google Play.

TWA FLIGHT 800 includes commentary from six former members of the official crash investigation who break their silence to refute the officially proposed cause of the jetliner’s demise and reveal how the investigation was systematically undermined.  The 90-minute documentary was written, directed and produced by Emmy® Award-winning journalist Kristina Borjesson.

Join the conversation about #Flight800 on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EpixHD, on Facebook http://Facebook.com/EPIX  and on the EPIX webpage http://www.epixhd.com/twa-flight-800/. For more information visit http://press.epixhd.com/programming/twa-flight-800/.

About EPIX

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, PlayStation®, Android tablets and phones, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including 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, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).  Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 45 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+ (google.com/+EPIX ) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

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Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                FRANK PR

Marlea Willis                                                                   Clare Anne Darragh

[email protected]                                                       [email protected]

212.846.6748                                                                 Lina Plath, [email protected]

                                     646.861.0843

 

6/10/13 EPIX PRESENTS AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY
: TWA FLIGHT 800

EPIX PRESENTS AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY
TWA FLIGHT 800
An Insider’s Exposé of the Official Crash Investigation on its 17
th Anniversary
World Premiere: Wednesday, July 17
th at 8PM ET

NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 – Premium TV network, EPIX (www.epixhd.com), presents the World Premiere Original Documentary, TWA FLIGHT 800, a thought-provoking ninety-minute documentary about the ill-fated Trans World Airline Flight 800 to Paris, France, which exploded on July 17, 1996 just 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International Airport, killing all 230 people on board.  The special features six former members of the official crash investigation breaking their silence to refute the officially proposed cause of the jetliner’s demise and reveal how the investigation was systematically undermined.  In commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the traumatic event, TWA FLIGHT 800 premieres Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8PM ET.  

TWA FLIGHT 800 is written, directed, and produced by Emmy Award-winning journalist Kristina Borjesson.  Co-producer, Dr. Tom Stalcup, PhD, Physics, who for 16 years, was determined to delve deeper into the original investigation to seek truth and closure for the family members of the victims of this tragedy, led the film’s investigation. The documentary features interviews with key members of the original TWA 800 Investigation team, including Senior Accident Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (Ret.), Hank Hughes (Ret.), Chief Accident Investigator for TWA (Ret.), Bob Young, and Air Line Pilot Association Representative/Investigator James Speer. 

TWA FLIGHT 800 is an EPIX Original Documentary.  Jeff Sagansky is the executive producer, Kevin Cloutier is the director of photography, and David Jakubovic is the editor.

For more information about TWA FLIGHT 800 and to obtain program artwork, go to  http://press.epixhd.com/programming/twa-flight/. To watch the program online, go to vimeo.com/59099154 (password: epix123). Tom Stalcup, Hank Hughes, Bob Young and James Speer are available for interviews. Follow the program on Twitter @EpixHD (#flight800).

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 soon to be the first to launch 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.

Media Contacts:

Epix
Marlea Willis
212.846.6748
[email protected]

FRANK PR
Lina Plath
646. 861. 0843
[email protected]

EPIX TAKES THE WRAPS OFF OF NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING TO PREMIERE SUMMER AND FALL OF 2012

New Original Programs Join Prominent Slate of Theatrical Releases Coming to EPIX Including: Hugo, Super 8, Margin Call, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Hunger Games and more

New York, NY, April 25, 2012 – EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, announced today a slate of original programming that will premiere throughout the summer and fall of 2012. From comedy events to documentaries, big stories on beloved icons from William Shatner to Graham Chapman of Monty Python, EPIX unveiled new original films that are compelling and exciting to a wide range of audiences. EPIX also announced its return to the boxing ring with two of the biggest championship fights premiering exclusively in the U.S. on EPIX this summer.

“These original programs are a great complement to the impressive motion pictures coming to EPIX – the stories are moving, the laughs are real, and the end result is entertaining programs that allow us to give viewers even more reasons to come to EPIX on TV, online and on devices,” said EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg.

EPIX SUMMER AND FALL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE: 

EPIX Original Comedy Event

Jim Norton: Please Be Offended – Premiering on June 30th

In his first EPIX comedy special, comedian and bestselling author Jim Norton, a regular on Sirius/XM’s “The Opie and Anthony Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” performs unfiltered and uncensored in front an audience of rabid fans in Cleveland, Ohio.  Addressing such things as the increasing amount of privacy invasion, the hypocrisy of people who are appalled by this, and the oversensitivity of everyone about almost everything, Norton, in his self-deprecating style, proves that being offended can often be hilarious.

EPIX Original Documentary

William Shatner’s Get a Life! – Premiering in July

Based on Shatner’s hugely popular book, this film examines the mystery, longevity and the cultural phenomena of Star Trek and its long-obsessed fans known as “Trekkers.”  On the surface, the film is an exploration of strangers who have for years attended conventions which looked foolish and almost laughable to some – but what Shatner discovers is the many secrets and hidden motives behind these individuals’ compulsion to attend these events.  The end result is a film that reveals a fun and touching side of the fanfare surrounding Star Trek, and examines the thrill of what’s happening at these fantasy conventions and the enduring popularity of the film and TV series as Shatner further embraces his role as Captain James T. Kirk and his own impact.

EPIX Original Movie

Roger Corman’s Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader in 3D – Premiering in August

In an update to the great genre pictures of the ‘50s, Roger Corman’s first ever 3D film Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader follows a college coed who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular beauty – but at a huge price.  Produced by Corman along with his producing partner/wife Julie Corman, the movie stars Jena Sims (The Vampire Diaries), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City, Everwood), Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars), A.J. Lamas (Leave it to Lamas), Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man), with cameo appearances by Corman himself and director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, The Blues Brothers).  Acclaimed visual effects artist Kevin O’Neill (Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Blade and Piranha 3D) directs.

EPIX Original Documentary

Flight 800: A 14-Year Investigation Cracks the Case – Premiering in September

It was called “the largest aviation investigation in US and world history” by the man who led it in 1996.  But it was also the most controversial.  Now, a team of insiders from that investigation come forward in this feature documentary to blow the lid off a multi-agency cover-up of what really happened to TWA Flight 800.  The team was brought together by an extraordinarily persistent scientist 20 years their junior who himself spent 14 years investigating the crash.  A riveting story of intense personal journeys and a grand-scale exposé with breathtaking implications.

EPIX Original Movie

A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman – Premiering in November

Based on the memoir of the late Monty Python member, Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, the 3D animated biopic tells the story of Chapman’s life in the famously atypical Python style. Featuring recordings of Chapman that he made of his book in 1982 and matched with recorded sound from present, the film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life in a tour de force of animation through 17 different animation styles from 15 different animators.

EPIX Sports

Lucian Bute vs. Carl Froch World Super Middleweight Championship – Televised Live on May 26th

Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tony Thompson World Heavyweight Championship – Televised Live on July 7th

EPIX will be the home to two of the biggest boxing battles this summer. In May, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will make his 10th world title defense when he battles two-time World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch, broadcast live from ringside in England on Saturday, May 26. And in July, IBF/WBO/WBA/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles against Tony “The Tiger” Thompson from Washington D.C. televised live from Switzerland.

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, @EPIXsports and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

Contacts:

Jamie Colunga

[email protected]

212-846-1843

Erica Bartsch – Sloane & Company

[email protected]

212-446-1875