By : Erik Gruenwedel | Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Epix, the high-definition pay-TV and online streaming channel co-owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount Studios, Jan. 13 said it signed a carriage deal with Mediacom Communications, the nation’s seventh largest cable television provider.
The deal gives Middletown, N.Y.-based Mediacom access to box office hits Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Paranormal Activity, Tyler Perry’s film franchise — including Madea Goes to Jail and I Can Do Bad All by Myself — and critically acclaimed Precious, in addition to Epix’s catalog of 15,000 titles.
Epix, which launched Oct. 1 carried by Verizon's FiOS TV service, announced a carriage deal with Cox Communications earlier this week.
The service’s multichannel offering enables Mediacom subscribers to watch more than 150 films and additional programming online or cable on demand.
EpixHD.com offers studio exclusives, behind the scenes footage and movie bonus material, in addition to an online screening where viewers link up to four friends anywhere to watch movies concurrently while chatting online.
“Mediacom is a great distribution partner that serves a unique marketplace in our country — smaller towns and rural communities,” said Mark Greenberg, president of Epix.
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