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Premium entertainment network EPIX is to offer subscribers the ability to download hit movies directly to their mobile devices, allowing them to watch where they want, when they want – even without access to an Internet connection. EPIX will be the first network to deliver offline viewing directly from its 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 offering will be available this month to all EPIX subscribers, launching with a marketing campaign in partnership with affiliated distributors.
“The EPIX goal has always been to provide our subscribers with next level enhancements, elevating how they can access content across devices,” said 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.”
The new download feature will offer EPIX’s biggest titles on demand, including hit movie franchises The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek, original documentaries and music and comedy events featuring marquee talent including Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Mark Maron and more.
“From its creation, EPIX has focused on providing their premium movies and original programming to customers in as many ways as possible,” said 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.”
EPIX claims a pioneering role in the development and proliferation of ‘TV Everywhere’ since its founding in 2009. It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. EPIX is also available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Xbox One, Chromecast, Apple iPads iPhones and Android devices and smart TV’s including Sony, Sharp, Philips and more.