Comcast will add the premium cable channel, Epix, on June 13, the companies announced yesterday.
Epix said in a press release that it will be available to all Comcast X1 Xfinity TV customers. However, neither Comcast or Epix said which Xfinity package will include the channel, or if it will be offered a la carte like HBO and Showtime.
Update: Comcast has posted a customer notice that Epix will cost $5.99 a month as an a la carte 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.
Epix said the Comcast addition means it will be available in approximately 70 million homes in the U.S.
Said Monty Sarhan, EPIX’s General Manager: “Comcast’s broad reach and coverage in key markets throughout the country, combined with its trailblazing efforts in delivering a state-of-the-art customer experience, make it an industry leader on every level.”
The two companies first announced the carriage deal last November.
— Phillip Swann