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Apple TV app launches in 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Epix Now launches on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

Epix, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), has launched its US streaming service Epix Now for download on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. Roku and Amazon Fire TV subscribers will have access to all four Epix live channels and new features within the Epix Now app on supported devices. Premium […]

MGM reportedly looking for partner for Epix

MGM is looking to sign up a strategic partner for its Epix pay TV service, according to a report by The Information, citing unnamed sources. According to The Information, MGM chairman Kevin Ulrich is working with investment bank LionTree to find a potential partner, and has approached entertainment companies about a possible tie-up, which would […]

Epix Now streaming service launches in the US

US TV network Epix has launched a new direct-to-consumer streaming service featuring its full library of original programming and movies. Epix Now is available on iOS, Android and Apple TV devices and is due to launch soon on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, with other device launches to follow throughout the year. The over-the-top service […]

Roku to add premium services

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]

MGM to revitalise Epix premium service with more content and distribution

MGM is planning to “reposition and expand” its underperforming premium subscription service Epix one year after acquiring it from its joint venture partners, according to chief operating officer Chris Brearton. Speaking after MGM posted Q1 results, Brearton said the service was “under-distributed, under-subscribed and under-monetised” before MGM’s acquisition of it, adding that its original programming […]

MGM takes full ownership of Epix in US$1bn deal

Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwin-Mayer is to buy Viacom and Lionsgate out of premium cable channel Epix. MGM will pay around US$1.03 billion to acquire the 80.91% of Epix it doesn’t already own. The ownership change comes after Lionsgate acquired Epix rival Starz in a US$4.4 billion deal, and made intentions to remove itself from Epix public. […]

Epix appoints NBCU’s Dakss as digital chief

US premium cable channel Epix has hired Jonathan Dakss from NBCUniversal to fill a key digital post. Dakss will become chief digital officer at the network, which is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures subsidiary, Lionsgate and MGM. To this point, he has been VP, NBCU Media Labs. This saw him overseeing programmes […]

Hulu takes Epix films as Netflix deal ends

US streaming service Hulu has swooped for exclusive movies from premium pay network Epix after the latter’s agreement with Netflix ended with no new deal. All new Epix theatrical releases and original programmes will be made available 90 days on Hulu after the pay TV window opens. For Hulu, the deal is significant as Epix […]

Streaming video alliance forms to help guide future of online video

A consortium of content providers, network operators, content delivery networks and technology providers have joined together to form the Streaming Video Alliance. The alliance is designed to encourage deeper collaboration and the development of open architecture and interoperability for streaming video. It aims to help create standards and best practices that will scale the infrastructure for […]