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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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