EPIX Coming To Playstation 3 And Playstation Vita
Coming Soon reports that EPIX will launch apps for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita during the first quarter of 2013.
EPIX will provide access to over 3,000 titles, including high definition versions of movies like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Hunger Games, Thor and more. It also includes EPIX original programming, featuring concert, comedy, and sporting events. It will be available to Playstation Network members in the US as a free download from the Playstation Store.
EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg said: “We’re thrilled to join forces with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer subscribers a unique and unparalleled experience. This is another important step in our mission to provide the best content in every way consumers want it, creating better entertainment experiences using our premium content, and by working with technology partners and our distribution partners.“
SVP of Strategic Business Development of SCEA, Phil Rosenberg, added: “Our core audience has demonstrated a tremendous appetite for streaming movies and TV shows through their PS3, and we’re excited to bring EPIX into the homes of millions of PS3 owners in the U.S. as well as to PlayStation fans on-the-go through their PS Vita.“
The ability to stream movies and concerts on the PS3 and PS Vita is included as part of the EPIX premium subscription service on cable, satellite and telco distributors.
Dave Shull, SVP of programming at DISH, said: “We’ve partnered with EPIX to deliver high-quality programming to DISH customers online and through DISH-branded mobile and tablet apps. A leader in authenticated multiplatform delivery, EPIX has established an innovative agreement with PlayStation that provides yet another outlet for our customers to access its excellent movie content.“