NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has strengthened its programming publicity team with the addition of two seasoned public relations professionals charged with advancing promotion efforts for the network’s scripted series and other original programming. Maureen Granados joins as Vice President, Publicity and Colleen Francke joins as Coordinator. Maureen will lead and manage all programming publicity for EPIX’s existing and upcoming original content, reporting to CMO Kirk Iwanowski.
“We’re thrilled to expand our team at EPIX with the addition of two experienced public relations professionals who will help us promote our growing slate of original programming,” said Kirk Iwanowski, CMO. “We are excited to have Maureen and Colleen join the EPIX family.”
Maureen Granados joins EPIX from NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where she most recently served as the VP, Communications for USA Network and Syfy. A veteran of NBC Universal, Maureen joined the publicity department at Syfy (then SCI FI) in 2004, serving in a number of different roles on that team over 12 years.
Colleen Francke also joins EPIX from NBCUniversal, where she served as the Assistant to the Executive Producers of NBC’s newest syndicated talker, HARRY. Colleen joined HARRY from the NBCUniversal Page Program, where she supported the publicity team behind Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers, among others.
EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX 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 to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across iPhone and iPad, Chromecast, Android TV and more, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.