Cox signs Epix carriage deal

Subscribers will gain access to Epix films in April

NEW YORK -- Cable operator Cox Communications is the second distributor to have signed a carriage deal with Epix, the premium channel joint venture  of Viacom Inc., MGM and Lionsgate.

The multi-platform deal will bring Epix, which previously struck a deal with Verizon's FiOS, to Cox movie tier customers starting in April.

The companies didn't disclose financial terms.
"The video business is evolving, especially the way in which customers consume movies, and the movie products they value," said Bob Wilson, senior vp of programming for Cox. "This agreement will allow Cox to work closely with Epix and its studio partners to transform and enhance viewer access to movies across multiple availability windows and platforms -- linear, transactional movies on demand, subscription video on demand and online. Our cross-platform distribution of Epix will increase our customers' anytime/anyplace access to content and increase their convenience and satisfaction."