Dish, Epix Partner for Online VOD Movies5 Apr, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Satellite TV operator Dish Network April 5 said subscribers who include pay-TV channel Epix in their monthly plan can now access the platform’s 3,000 movies free on the Web at DishOnline.com.
Epix, which is owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, has a portfolio featuring movies such as Star Trek, The Last Airbender, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island and Kick-Ass, in addition to original music and comedy shows.
The move comes as cable and multichannel operators seek to provide 24/7 access to content online and through portable devices such as tablet computers.
Dish subs also can use their account login to access Epix content on EpixHD.com, which features content from Epix, Epix 2 and The 3 from Epix, as well as studio exclusives, behind-the-scenes footage, movie extras and access to an innovative online screening room feature that enables consumers to invite up to four friends anywhere to watch movies while they chat online in real time.
“From the very beginning, we have focused on working with our distribution partners to help them better serve their customers and enable them to watch the great movies from Epix whenever and wherever they want,” said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of Epix. “Dish has been among the first to fully embrace the online viewing opportunity through Dish Online, and we are proud to launch EpixHD.com to better serve Dish customers around the country.”