Epix signs carriage deal with Mediacom

Premium service is Viacom, MGM, Lionsgate joint venture

NEW YORK -- Epix has signed a third carriage deal, adding small cable operator Mediacom Communications to its list of distribution partners.

The seventh-largest U.S. cable TV firm will begin distributing the premium TV service, which is a joint venture of Viacom, MGM and Lionsgate, in April.

The companies didn't disclose financial or other terms of the agreement.

"Mediacom is a great distribution partner that serves a unique marketplace in our country -- smaller towns and rural communities," said Mark Greenberg, president of Epix. "We are particularly excited to work with them and to demonstrate the on demand and online capabilities that Epix has developed."
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