EPIX to Launch Apps on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita
EPIX will Deliver Its Premium Entertainment Content to Authenticated
Subscribers on PlayStation Platforms
NEW YORK -- January 3, 2013
EPIX, the premium entertainment network, today announced plans to launch the
EPIX app on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system during the first quarter of 2013,
with an app for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system to follow in the spring.
A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX will provide authenticated
subscribers with access to more than 3,000 titles, including a high definition
lineup of new releases like Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Hunger
Games, Thor and more. The lineup also includes EPIX original programming,
featuring marquee concert, comedy, and sporting events.
The EPIX app will be available to PlayStation®Network members in the United
States as a free download from PlayStation®Store.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer
subscribers a unique and unparalleled experience. This is another important
step in our mission to provide the best content in every way consumers want
it, creating better entertainment experiences using our premium content, and
by working with technology partners and our distribution partners,” said Mark
Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President.
“Our core audience has demonstrated a tremendous appetite for streaming movies
and TV shows through their PS3, and we’re excited to bring EPIX into the homes
of millions of PS3 owners in the U.S. as well as to PlayStation fans on-the-go
through their PS Vita,” said Phil Rosenberg, SVP, Strategic Business
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.
“We’ve partnered with EPIX to deliver high-quality programming to DISH
customers online and through DISH-branded mobile and tablet apps,” said Dave
Shull, SVP of programming at DISH. “A leader in authenticated multiplatform
delivery, EPIX has established an innovative agreement with PlayStation that
provides yet another outlet for our customers to access its excellent movie
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 consoles, first on Android tablets and
phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers
on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, 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
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
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter
@EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Jamie Colunga, 212-486-1843
Sloane & Company
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