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Mark Greenberg reupped at Epix

Mark Greenberg, CEO and president of Epix, has secured a multi-year contract extension to remain with the premium entertainment net. The contract renewal will see Greenberg focusing on growth, innovation and ...
November 4, 2016

Mark Greenberg, CEO and president of Epix, has secured a multi-year contract extension to remain with the premium entertainment net.

The contract renewal will see Greenberg focusing on growth, innovation and expanding the broadcaster’s slate of scripted films, original series and documentaries, including Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football, America Divided and Stephanie Soechtig‘s Under the Gun.

Greenberg created Epix’s business plan, which was designed as an early cross platform network, and has led the network to profitability since its launch in 2009. He oversaw the net’s expansion across such consumer devices as Xbox, PlayStation and Roku.

In the last five years, Greenberg has established the net – which is owned by Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and MGM – as the “fastest growing premium entertainment service,” according to consultancy firm SNL Kagan.

In September, Epix was slapped with a US$12 million defamation lawsuit by the Virginia Citizens Defense League that accused the Under the Gun filmmakers of manipulating footage to make it appear as though the members could not respond to a question about universal background checks for firearms owners. Film narrator and executive producer Katie Couric and director Soechtig are also named in the suit. The matter remains ongoing.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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