EPIX will be Available on DIRECTV for $5.99 Starting May 19th;
Coming Soon to DIRECTV NOW
LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and
AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced that they have reached a distribution
agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to
customers for $5.99 beginning Sunday, May 19th. The network
will also be available soon on the streaming service DIRECTV NOW. Terms
of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with AT&T and make our
growing slate of original programming and Hollywood movies accessible to
viewers across the DIRECTV universe,” said Michael Wright, President,
EPIX. “It’s an exciting moment of growth for us as we build a brand that
delivers a superior customer experience with high-powered, premium
original series to a new audience on DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW.”
Added Monty Sarhan, EVP and General Manager, EPIX, “AT&T has been a
tremendous partner of ours over the years. We are extremely excited
about launching on DIRECTV and expanding EPIX’s availability nationwide.
This is an incredibly important platform for us and a truly momentous
launch for our network.”
“We are pleased to add EPIX to our vast content offering in the premium
TV category. With its growing lineup of original programming, EPIX is a
great addition for our DIRECTV customers,” said Dan York, Senior
Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for AT&T.
EPIX will provide DIRECTV subscribers access to the upcoming premieres
of original series Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive
produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of
Batman’s butler Alfred, from Warner Horizon and DC; Perpetual Grace,
LTD, from MGM and featuring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from
Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the hit podcast;
a weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films, and more. EPIX is
also home to the critically acclaimed original series Get Shorty, Deep
State, Elvis Goes There and PUNK as well as over 2,000
Hollywood blockbuster movies.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad
line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie
releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand,
online and across devices. EPIX has tripled the amount of original
programming on the network and has become a destination for original
premium content with series including Get Shorty, starring
Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano; spy thriller Deep State;
docu-series Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell and PUNK from
John Varvatos and Iggy Pop and, premiering later this year, new series Godfather
of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth,
the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace,
LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; Belgravia, from
Julian Fellowes; docu-series Slow Burn, based on the
hit podcast and weekly series NFL: The Grind, from NFL
Films. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through
cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as
well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other
network with thousands of titles available for streaming.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com.
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and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX),
and Snapchat @EPIXTV.