New York — April 17, 2017 — Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Frontier has been a strong partner over the past few years and has introduced EPIX to new and wider audiences across the country,” said Sandy Ashendorf, EVP, Content Distribution at EPIX. “We are happy to continue working with Frontier and deliver on our promise to meet consumers wherever they are with hit movies and high quality original shows they want to watch.”
“Frontier is committed to providing our customers with the very best in service and technology, and EPIX has been an important part of our offerings,” said Steve Ward, Frontier Communications Senior Vice President, Video Technology and Content. “EPIX adds value to our customers’ viewing experience with thousands of titles and a wide range of content. We are pleased to continue to offer Frontier’s customers EPIX’s content.”
A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX will provide Frontier customers access to its breadth of premium content, including its critically acclaimed original series Berlin Station, Golden Globe nominated Graves and coming 2017 Get Shorty; groundbreaking original documentary programming such as America Divided; thousands of movies on demand, including big franchises The Hunger Games, James Bond and Star Trek; as well as music and comedy events featuring marquee talent, like Katy Perry, Louis CK, Wanda Sykes and more.
EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX Hits and EPIX Drive-In will be available to Frontier customers, in packages and on their own. Authenticated subscribers will also be able to access more than 2,000 titles on EPIX.com and via the EPIX App on hundreds of devices.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) announced earlier this month that it will acquire full ownership of EPIX, having reached an agreement to acquire the interests held by joint venture partners Viacom, Paramount and Lionsgate. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is anticipated to close this month.