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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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