Epix Launches App for PlayStation 32 Apr, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Becomes first premium TV network to stream content on Sony’s game console in the U.S.
Multiplatform premium TV channel Epix April 2 formally launched an app for the PlayStation 3 enabling authenticated users for the first time to stream more than 3,000 movies, including The Avengers, Skyfall, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, The Hunger Games and Thor, among others. A separate app for the PlayStation Vita will launch in the coming weeks.
New York-based Epix, which is co-owned by Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, said the free app is available through the PlayStation Store.
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.
“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 January when the app was first announced.
PlayStation Network users in the United States can sign up for a free two-week trial to Epix and get access to the full slate of Epix programming. On an ongoing basis, Epix will offer exclusive content such as songs from concert events and in the future a free movie or special each week to PlayStation Plus members who download the app.
For more information on the free trial and weekly free preview titles, click here.
Dave Shull, SVP of programming at Dish Network, said the Epix app gives 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.