TV, online channel Epix launches Friday

From videobusiness.com

DIGITAL: Verizon offering programming for $9.99 monthly fee

By Jennifer Netherby — Video Business, 10/28/2009

OCT. 28 | DIGITAL: Epix, the new premium TV and online movie channel being launched by Viacom, Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, will go live Friday through Verizon.

Verizon will offer the channel for a $9.99 monthly fee to FiOS subscribers, allowing them access to the channel on TV and online. Epix also will make more than 150 movies available each month for online viewing at www.epixhd.com for subscribers.

Verizon is the only telco that has so far signed on to carry the new premium movie channel.

“We’re taking the lead in delivering the richest and best entertainment to movie lovers, on whatever platform they choose,” Verizon VP of content strategy and acquisition Terry Denson said in a statement announcing the launch.

Verizon has offered a free preview of Epix on demand since August. The high-definition and standard-definition versions of Epix will be offered to FiOS TV customers for free this weekend.

Epix will debut with a two-hour Madonna concert, Sticky &Sweet Tour: Live From Buenos Aires. The channel also will air Iron Man, comedy special Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley and 15 other movies, including The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonMedea Goes to JailThe Pink Panther 2and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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