Time Warner Cable today announced it will be launching entertainment network, EPIX, nationally on March 18, 2014. The launch will deliver thousands of movies and original programs including documentaries, concerts and comedy specials to Time Warner Cable customers across four new channels: EPIX, EPIX 2 and EPIX 3 plus EPIX Drive-in. To celebrate the launch, Time Warner Cable will be treating its digital basic tier customers to three months of EPIX, including its multi-plex services, as part of a special introductory offer.
“We’re very pleased to launch EPIX on linear channels, VOD and through their app and are excited to provide our customers with access to this new source of top quality movie and original content through all Time Warner Cable platforms,” said Jeffrey A. Hirsch, EVP and Chief Marketing/ Sales Officer- Residential Services at Time Warner Cable. “This is yet another way of showing that we appreciate our customers’ loyalty and are consistently working hard to provide even more value to their service.”
“EPIX is thrilled to be partnering with Time Warner Cable, a leading distribution partner respected for its high quality suite of products and services” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “This launch expands our footprint into new markets and provides an exciting opportunity for EPIX to bring Hollywood’s biggest films and blockbuster content to Time Warner Cable’s large base of subscribers.”
A leader in multi-platform availability of the largest lineup of big movies, EPIX will provide Time Warner Cable customers access to thousands of titles including top blockbuster hits Hunger Games, Skyfall and Star Trek Into Darkness and movie events like the “ Heroes Unlimited ” marathon featuring GI Joe: Retaliation, The Avengers, The Expendables 2, World War Z, Jack Reacher, Red Dawn and more . EPIX also presents original programming including concerts featuring Madonna and P!NK , comedy specials with Jenny McCarthy and Patton Oswalt and thought provoking documentaries such as TWA Flight 800, Schooled: The Price of College Sports and Dwight Howard: In the Moment.EPIX will be available in high definition, in standard definition, and on Time Warner Cable on Demand (VOD); EPIX Drive-In will be available in standard definition. Thousands of movies, original documentaries, music and comedy events will be available online and on mobile devices via the EPIX app.