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EPIX, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announced today they have reached a distribution agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to Comcast’s X1 video customers in early 2018. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
A leader in multiplatform entertainment, EPIX will provide Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers access to its breadth of premium content on a live and on-demand basis, including its critically acclaimed original series Get Shorty, Berlin Station, Graves and, coming soon, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which will bring Patrick Dempsey back to TV. EPIX programming also includes thousands of popular movies from MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate including box office hits and such critically acclaimed films as Arrival, Transformers: The Last Knight,The Magnificent Seven, Me Before You, Daddy’s Home, and Fences as well as big movie franchises such as Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Rocky, and James Bond, one of Hollywood’s longest-running film franchises.
“Comcast’s Xfinity TV is one of the most innovative and powerful distribution platforms for entertainment content across the United States,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. “As we increase our investment in original series, expand content offerings and commit more resources to developing EPIX’s brand and appeal, we are excited to partner with Comcast and bring EPIX’s suite of premium content to their customers.”
Added Monty Sarhan, Executive Vice President & General Manager, EPIX, “This agreement marks an incredible milestone for our company and provides EPIX with a launchpad to deliver our content to more consumers on every platform. We’re extremely pleased to be in the Comcast universe. ”
EPIX will also be available live and on demand through the Xfinity Stream app to EPIX subscribers.
With the launch on Comcast, EPIX will expand its availability to 70 million homes across traditional and emerging distributors.
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.
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