Epix has reached a multiplatform distribution deal with Cox Communications, the nation’s third largest cable company, the parties said Monday.
Starting in April, Cox movie tier customers will have access to Epix, a premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service.
Epix is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, MGM Studios and Lionsgate, with access to more than 15,000 motion pictures from its partners’ libraries.
“This agreement will allow Cox to work closely with Epix and its studio partners to transform and enhance viewer access to movies across multiple availability windows and platforms — linear, transactional movies on demand, subscription video on demand and online," said Bob Wilson, senior VP of programming for the cable giant. "Our cross-platform distribution of Epix will increase our customers’ anytime/anyplace access to content and increase their convenience and satisfaction. “
Among the movie and entertainment offerings from Epix that will be available to Cox movie tier customers across multiple platforms are feature films "Star Trek," "G.I. Joe," "Paranormal Activity," Tyler Perry’s "Madea Goes to Jail" and "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" and awards contender "Precious"; music and comedy specials such as "Sam Kinison Back From Hell" featuring Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and others; and "Tough Trade," an original series in production starring Sam Shepard, Lucas Black and Cary Elwes.