TCA 2019: Epix Now will have all cable channel’s original series — like “Pennyworth” — and “thousands” of movies
Epix is getting into the streaming game. The MGM-owned premium cabler announced the launch of its new digital platform, Epix Now, during the Television Critics Association press tour Sunday — the same day the service went live.
Priced at $5.99 per month, Epix Now will feature Epix’s “full library of critically acclaimed original programming and blockbuster movies,” including the network’s upcoming Batman prequel series “Pennyworth,” the Forest Whitaker-led “Godfather of Harlem,” and drama “Perpetual Grace, LTD,” starring Ben Kingsley and Jimmi Simpson; along with the docuseries “PUNK” from Iggy Pop and “Elvis Goes There” with Elvis Mitchell.
Returning seasons of the network’s original series “Get Shorty,” “Berlin Station” and “Deep State” will also be streaming on Epix Now, along with “thousands of hit Hollywood movies and classic film franchises.”
Epix Now is currently available for download in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. Epix noted the streaming service is “coming soon” to Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV, and “will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year.”
Per Epix: “The launch of the streaming service is the network’s latest expansion in distribution, giving subscribers access to EPIX’s premium entertainment. Users will have the ability to stream content from the app to any connected TV screen, download movies and episodes for offline viewing and have access to continually updated curated collections, trailers and more as well as 4K Ultra HD streaming on supported devices. All four EPIX linear live channels are also available today through EPIX NOW on select connected TV devices, including Apple TV.”
“2019 is poised to be an incredible year of growth for our network,” Michael Wright, President, EPIX, said. “Launching EPIX Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible. We look forward to welcoming new audiences to our network.”
“EPIX has always been committed to reaching consumers wherever and however they want to watch content,” EPIX EVP and General Manager, Monty Sarhan, added. “We’re incredibly excited that EPIX NOW expands our national footprint through new partnerships and allows EPIX fans to continue to watch the shows they know and love anywhere, anytime.”