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Epix HD to launch on FiOS TV in October

Epix HD to launch on FiOS TV in October
Jeff Chabot

Epix HD has signed an agreement with Verizon to run its channel on Verizon’s FiOS TV network, a distribution deal that could reach as many as 2.5 million households. The 15-month-old joint venture owned by Viacom (Paramount Pictures), Lions Gate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios will start service exclusively with Verizon on Oct. 1.
The channel will be available in standard and high-definition, broadband, VOD and through Verizon’s VCast mobile service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal doesn’t describe how the channel will be distributed, as part of a bundle or a-la-cart.

This is the first carriage deal for Epix, who would certainly like to move into the 60-million plus cable subscriber industry.

Epix HD also recently launched a website in private beta mode which apparently will offer streaming services.

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