MGM’s premium U.S. cable network Epix has signaled its desire to be competitive in the OTT marketplace with the launch of its own subscription service.
The launch of Epix Now, a US$5.99 per month subscription service, is the network’s latest expansion in distribution and will offer users the ability to stream content from the app to any connected TV screen and download movies and episodes for offline viewing, as well as stream in 4K Ultra HD on supported devices. All four Epix linear live channels are also available via Epix Now on select connected TV devices, including Apple TV.
Epix Now will provide subscribers with full access to the linear network’s library of acclaimed unscripted and scripted original series and blockbuster films, including the forthcoming Iggy Pop-produced punk docuseries Punk (pictured) from Network Entertainment and Elvis Goes There with Elvis Mitchell, premiering later this year.
The SVOD service is available for download in the app store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android devices. It will also be coming soon to Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV.
Epix Now will continue rolling out across additional devices throughout the year.
“Launching Epix Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible,” said Epix president Michael Wright in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming new audiences to our network.”