Dish Network subscribers will continue to have access to Epix for years to come, while the streaming service will soon become available to Dish customers paying for its Sling TV, too.
Dish and Epix reached a multi-year renewal agreement, which will provide the satellite cable company’s costumers with access to Epix, Epix 2, Epix 3 and Epix Drive-In, as well as over 2,000 VOD titles.
The agreement announced on Monday include the addition of new releases including “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”
Sling TV — Dish’s “alternative for live television to the millennial audience” — will announce the launch date, package and pricing of Epix in the coming weeks.
Currently, Sling offers users a $20 core package consisting of the “best of live TV,” including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey and Galavision. Customers can tailor their options for an additional $5 per month.
“Sling TV is an innovative new way to deliver content to consumers who are looking for alternatives beyond traditional pay television,” Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX, said in a statement. “From the very creation of Epix, we have sought to capitalize on new technology to reach people with our movies where they want them, when they want them and how they want them. This is another exciting step forward with a great partner in that effort.”