Epix was one of many final high-end cable networks that would not be broadcast but and not using a cable subscription – till as we speak.
The MGM- its community has launched a direct shopper provide, dubbed Epix Now, which can enable viewers to broadcast Epix content material for $ 5.99 per 30 days.
"Epix is designed for its best yr up to now," mentioned the president. Michael Wright as we speak on the Tv Critics Affiliation Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California.
By early 2018, Epix was accessible solely in 40 million American houses, Wright mentioned. That quantity reached 70 million houses in June after the community entered right into a distribution settlement with Xfinity TV of Comcast. Now, with Epix Now, the community could be seen in 120 million houses, tripling its attain in lower than a yr.
For $ 5.99 a month, Epix Now subscribers could have entry to the unique Epix sequence like Get Shorty, Berlin Station and the upcoming Pennyworth, a Batman prequel centered on Alfred Pennyworth (performed by Jack Bannon ), who will later change into Bruce Wayne's butler. Viewers will even be capable of watch 1000’s of films within the Epix Library and stream content material in 4K Extremely HD format on supported gadgets.
Presently, Epix Now could be accessible on the App Retailer for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and on Google Play for Android Telephones and Tablets. It’ll seem "quickly" on Roku and Amazon Hearth TV gadgets, mentioned Wright, and shall be prolonged to different gadgets all through this yr.
Epix's largest premium cable opponents, equivalent to HBO, Showtime and Starz, have lengthy been accessible OTT presents, which permit viewers to subscribe instantly with out going by way of a cable supplier or of satellite tv for pc. Cinemax doesn’t provide an OTT choice, however is on the market as a complementary characteristic for Amazon Prime subscribers.
Epix Now could be the most recent addition to the quickly rising universe of OTT, an area that can change into much more necessary. AT & T, Disney, Apple and Comcast launch their very own merchandise on to customers