EPIX enables offline TV everywhere content consumption



| 16 September 2015

Premium entertainment network EPIX says it is the first provider of its kind to deliver a 'true' TV everywhere experience with offline viewing on smartphones and tablets.

A joint venture between Viacom's Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, EPIX has offered TV everywhere since its founding in 2009, claiming to have been the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com.

By the end of September 2015, EPIX customers will be given the ability to download content such as Hollywood films to their devices from the company's mobile apps, available across Kindle Fire and all Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung and Nexus devices.

The new download feature will offer on-demand EPIX's biggest titles including The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek franchises, plus original documentaries and music and comedy events.

"The EPIX goal has always been to provide our subscribers with next level enhancements, elevating how they can access content across devices," explained Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. "By creating a network first, true TV everywhere experience, consumers can now download a movie from our library and watch it anywhere, anytime, even without a Wi-Fi connection while waiting at the airport, travelling by train, commuting to work, or even on a camping trip. Consumers now have guaranteed content mobility."

"From its creation, EPIX has focused on providing their premium movies and original programming to customers in as many ways as possible," added Mike Angus, Time Warner Cable's senior vice president and general manager, digital. "Working with them to capitalise on technology to create more ways for our customers to watch is a great way for us to add value together."