Epix lands Samuel Goldwyn pics

Premium TV service lands first deal

NEW YORK -- Premium TV service Epix, the joint venture among Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, has struck an exclusive output deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films.

It's Epix's first output arrangement beyond deals with its venture partners. Under the terms of the deal, up to 20 Goldwyn films slated for theatrical release in 2010 and 2011 will be available across all Epix platforms, including its linear channel, subscription-on-demand and epixhd.com, starting next year.

Part of Samuel Goldwyn's 2010 slate is "The Yellow Handkerchief," with other films to be announced shortly.

"Epix is developing a brand and an approach that is transforming the way films are viewed by consumers," said Meyer Gottlieb, president and COO of Samuel Goldwyn Films. "We chose Epix because we want to be part of this new approach to deliver our films to consumers in the way they want to see them."