Q. I read last year that Comcast would add the Epix channel, but where is it? I don’t see it in my lineup and when I call Comcast’s customer service, they don’t have a clue when it will be added. Can you help? Will it still be added? — Lauren, Boston.
Lauren, you are right. Epix issued a press release last November in which it said Comcast would add the premium movie channel in “early 2018.” The channel will be available on Comcast’s X1 set-tops, Epix said.
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Well, it’s now May 8, and I think any reasonable person would say that’s no longer ‘early’ in the year.
It’s not uncommon for TV companies to miss launch deadlines. But I thought I would ask Comcast what’s up with Epix. Will the channel still be added to its lineup?
While the company didn’t want to issue an official statement, a Comcast source told me that it expected to add the Epix channel sometime in the summer. The source could not elaborate on what was behind the delay.
By the way, for those not familiar with the channel, Epix offers original programming such as Berlin Station (pictured above) and Get Shorty as well as movies from MGM, Paramount and Lion’s Gate studios such as Arrival, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Magnificent Seven, Me Before You, Daddy’s Home.
The channel is already carried by such large TV operators as Dish, Verizon, Charter, Cox and AT&T’s U-verse.
Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, the live streaming services, also offer Epix in their lineups.
— Phillip Swann