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[09/21/09 - 06:16 AM]
Epix Announces Initiative to Build Largest Library of Movies Online
EPIX Megaplex will "surpass the number of online movies available from any streaming offering."

[via press release from Epix]

EPIX Announces Initiative to Build Largest Library of Movies Online

EPIX Megaplex Draws From Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount Collections to Bring EPIX Subscribers More Than 3,000 Titles on epixhd.com

NEW YORK -- EPIXTM, the entertainment service simultaneously delivering to its subscribers the latest movie blockbusters, new releases and library classics on television, online and on demand, today announced EPIX Megaplex, a major commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies to EPIX subscribers at epixhd.com.

EPIX Megaplex will deliver to its subscribers an unmatched breadth and depth of movie titles. Ultimately, EPIX Megaplex will surpass the number of online movies available from any streaming offering. The movies will be available through EPIX's distribution partners.

EPIX Megaplex is also distinguished by a major migration of movies from analog to digital format. The digital conversion effort, which will be completed in 2010 and is well underway, will include classic library titles, franchises, award winners and genre films � many of which have never before been digitized. EPIX studio partners Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount have a combined catalog of movies which today totals more than 15,000 films including the James Bond and Pink Panther franchises, the Indiana Jones and Star Trek franchises, The Godfather, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Crash, Monster's Ball and the Saw and Tyler Perry franchises.

"EPIX Megaplex is an unprecedented push to create the largest and most in-depth catalog of movies continuously available online to our subscribers," said Emil Rensing, chief digital officer, EPIX. "We have begun a digital migration that will help our distribution partners offer the deepest movie programming option to their customers. We see this as a chance to further uphold our commitment to EPIX subscribers: building a service that delivers on the anytime, anywhere, any platform promise."

EPIX Megaplex is a complement to the core EPIX service, which currently includes the latest feature film blockbusters, new releases and library classics. The extended catalogue will serve many audiences across the spectrum of movie fans, from comedy and action to award winners and independent films to horror and sci-fi, musicals and documentaries.

About EPIX

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). In October 2009, EPIX will launch its next-generation premium entertainment channel, video on demand and online service on Verizon FiOS and with other distribution partners. EPIX will provide its subscribers with innovative features and powerful entertainment including new and classic feature films and original programming, including series, music and comedy specials across multiple platforms. The joint venture will control all rights to EPIX's programming.

EPIX will have Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies released theatrically on or after January 1, 2008 and MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles released theatrically on or after January 1, 2009 exclusively available to its subscribers. It will also have access to more than 15,000 motion picture titles spanning the vast libraries of the studios and will feature new original television series and live event programming. Differentiating itself from existing networks, EPIX will deliver content to subscribers on multiple platforms and include interactivity that will significantly enhance the entertainment experience. Viacom will provide operational support, including marketing and affiliate services through its MTV Networks division.

Follow the EPIX twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD.





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