NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Warner Cable today announced it will be launching entertainment network, EPIX, nationally on March 18, 2014. The launch will deliver thousands of movies and original programs including documentaries, concerts and comedy specials to Time Warner Cable customers across four new channels: EPIX, EPIX 2 and EPIX 3 plus EPIX Drive-in. To celebrate the launch, Time Warner Cable will be treating its digital basic tier customers to three months of EPIX, including its multi-plex services, as part of a special introductory offer.
“We’re very pleased to launch EPIX on linear channels, VOD and through their app and are excited to provide our customers with access to this new source of top quality movie and original content through all Time Warner Cable platforms,” said Jeffrey A. Hirsch, EVP and Chief Marketing/ Sales Officer- Residential Services at Time Warner Cable. “This is yet another way of showing that we appreciate our customers’ loyalty and are consistently working hard to provide even more value to their service.”
“EPIX is thrilled to be partnering with Time Warner Cable, a leading distribution partner respected for its high quality suite of products and services” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “This launch expands our footprint into new markets and provides an exciting opportunity for EPIX to bring Hollywood’s biggest films and blockbuster content to Time Warner Cable’s large base of subscribers.”
A leader in multi-platform availability of the largest lineup of big movies, EPIX will provide Time Warner Cable customers access to thousands of titles including top blockbuster hits Hunger Games, Skyfall and Star Trek Into Darkness and movie events like the “Heroes Unlimited” marathon featuring GI Joe: Retaliation, The Avengers, The Expendables 2, World War Z, Jack Reacher, Red Dawn and more. EPIX also presents original programming including concerts featuring Madonna and P!NK, comedy specials with Jenny McCarthy and Patton Oswalt and thought provoking documentaries such as TWA Flight 800, Schooled: The Price of College Sports and Dwight Howard: In the Moment.
EPIX will be available in high definition, in standard definition, and on Time Warner Cable on Demand (VOD); EPIX Drive-In will be available in standard definition. Thousands of movies, original documentaries, music and comedy events will be available online and on mobile devices via the EPIX app.
For channel listings and availability, customers can visit www.twc.com. Customers can also keep updated on TWC/EPIX exclusive offers and promotions on the Time Warner Cable Facebook page and by following @TWC on Twitter.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android tablets and phones, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with over 2,000 titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 45 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).