Epix to Launch Apps for PS3, Vita3 Jan, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Multiplatform premium TV channel Epix Jan. 3 said it would bow apps for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita this quarter enabling authenticated users for the first time to stream more than 3,000 titles, including movies Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, The Hunger Games and Thor, among others.
Epix original programming, which includes music concerts, comedy and sporting events such as boxing, is available through multichannel TV operators such as cable, satellite and telecommunications.
New York-based Epix, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, said the free app would be available through the PlayStation Store.
“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,” Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said in a statement.
Dave Shull, SVP of programming at Dish Network, said the apps give subscribers another venue to access content.
“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 content,” he said.