DISH NETWORK PARTNERS WITH EPIX TO BOLSTER LIBRARY OF ONLINE MOVIES
EPIX HD and SD movies now available to DISH Network subscribers at DISHOnline.com, providing online access to thousands of movies from studio partners Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM as well as Samuel Goldwyn and Roadside Attractions
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and NEW YORK, NY – April 5, 2011 - DISH Network L.L.C. and EPIX, the premium entertainment service from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM, today announced that DISH Network satellite TV customers who subscribe to EPIX
Programming automatically have free, unlimited on-demand, online access to content via DISHOnline.com (www.DISHOnline.com).
DISH Network customers who subscribe to DISH Platinum now have access to more than 3,000 films and additional EPIX programming via DISHOnline.com anytime and anywhere in high definition and standard definition – including new releases like "Star Trek," "The Last Airbender," "Iron Man 2", "Shutter Island" and "Kick-Ass," plus original music and comedy shows featuring A-list performers like Bon Jovi and Craig Ferguson.
"DISH Network is committed to offering not only the best video content available but also the ability to watch it anywhere, which is why our partnership with EPIX is an important step in the expansion of the already robust lineup of popular movies available online and on-demand at DISHOnline.com," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "DISH Network customers who subscribe to EPIX programming can now access high-quality movies by simply logging in to DISHOnline.com."
DISH Network customers can also use their DISH Network account login to access EPIX content on EpixHD.com, which features content from EPIX, EPIX 2 and The 3 from EPIX as well as studio exclusives, behind-the-scenes footage, movie extras, and access to an innovative online screening room feature that enables consumers to invite up to four friends anywhere to watch movies while they chat online in real time.
"From the very beginning, we have focused on working with our distribution partners to help them better serve their customers and enable them to watch the great movies from EPIX whenever and wherever they want," said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX. "DISH Network has been among the first to fully embrace the online viewing opportunity through DISH Online, and we are proud to launch EpixHD.com to better serve DISH Network customers around the country."
For more information or to create an account, visit www.DISHOnline.com.
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH
Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.