EPIX and DISH Renew Carriage Agreement
NEW YORK & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Network L.L.C. have reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued
carriage of EPIX to DISH customers. In addition to its four channels -
EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive-In - DISH customers who subscribe to
EPIX will have access to more than 2,000 Video-On-Demand titles on
DISHAnywhere.com, EPIX.com and via the DISH Anywhere™ and EPIX apps on
hundreds of devices.
This renewed agreement between DISH and EPIX will add popular new
releases such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles, Interstellar, Selma and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
DISH customers will continue to have access to some of the biggest new
films from EPIX's studio partners - Lionsgate, MGM, Viacom and its movie
studio unit Paramount Pictures - as well as great documentaries and
special event music and comedy programming.
"DISH is an outstanding partner and we are excited to continue our
successful relationship by working together to further build our
businesses by providing EPIX's movies, original documentaries and events
to DISH customers across the nation and on multiple platforms," said
Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. "DISH and EPIX share a
commitment to delivering the best TV and movies in innovative ways, and
we look forward to building on this agreement to provide an even better
entertainment experience," continued Tom Gorke, Viacom Media Networks
EVP Content Distribution.
"DISH is pleased to continue providing to our customers the high-quality
movies and special events from EPIX," said Warren Schlichting, DISH
senior vice president of programming. "Combined with our
industry-leading technology, DISH customers continue to enjoy the best
viewing experience of thousands of movies from EPIX, live or on-demand."
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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of Sept. 30, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology
with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high
definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most
international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH
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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 Chromecast, XBox 360,
PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, 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
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),
and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).
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Source: DISH Network L.L.C.
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