Time Warner Cable Deal With Epix Rolls Out March 18
Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it will launch Epix on March 18, giving its 15 million customers in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere access to the service that offers movies and some original programming.
The previously announced deal calls for Time Warner Cable to offer four channels: Epix, Epix 2, Epix 3 and Epix Drive-In, and the cable company said that in celebration of the launch it is giving its digital basic tier customers three months of Epix for free.
Epix launched in 2009 and is a joint venture of Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate. The service includes more than 2,000 titles available for streaming on multiple devices and platforms.
Time Warner Cable and Epix said Tuesday that the deal includes titles like The Hunger Games, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness and a "Heroes Unlimited" marathon that features GI Joe: Retaliation, The Avengers, The Expendables 2, World War Z, Jack Reacher and Red Dawn.
Original programming from Epix consists mostly of concerts and comedy specials, as well as documentaries including TWA Flight 800, Schooled: The Price of College Sports and Dwight Howard: In the Moment.