Epix, Comcast Set Long-term Distribution Deal

The new agreement will deliver Epix premium programming Across Comcast’s Xfinity TV, on-demand and digital platforms.

Epix, the premium pay TV network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, today 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.

Epix will provide Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers access to its 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.

“Comcast’s Xfinity TV is one of the most innovative and powerful distribution platforms for entertainment content across the United States,” said Gary Barber, MGM chairman-CEO. “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, Epix EVP-GM: “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.

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With the launch on Comcast, Epix will expand its availability to 70 million homes across traditional and emerging distributors.


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