Epix


Epix orders first in-house drama with Stephen King adaptation

US network Epix has greenlit a series adaptation of Jerusalem’s Lot, based on Stephen King‘s short horror story. Jerusalem’s Lot is the first series to emerge from the MGM-backed network’s in-house Epix Productions. Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is attached to lead the series as Captain Charles Boone, with Brody most recently guest-starring […]

Epix prepares docuseries based on ‘Slow Burn’ podcast about Watergate

US cabler Epix is preparing to air a six-episode docuseries based on hit podcast Slow Burn, which explores the Watergate crisis. The show, which will also be known as Slow Burn, expands on the podcast’s first season and follows Leon Neyfakh’s investigation into the Watergate crisis, exploring the subplots and forgotten characters involved in the […]

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill joins Bleacher Report’s B/R Studio

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill is leaving the MGM-owned cable channel to take up a new role at WarnerMedia’s Bleacher Report. The exec is to head up the sports brand’s production hub B/R Studio at SVP and GM. Her new remit includes striking partnerships with creative talent for sports-focused projects targeting millennial and Gen Z […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

MGM launches streamer Epix Now

MGM is getting into the streaming game with the launch of SVOD Epix Now.  The streaming service is linked to MGM-owned Epix, and will feature the cable channel’s library of programming and films. Priced at $5.99 per month, the platform will also feature all four of Epix’s linear live channels. New customers can subscribe directly from devices such […]

Roku Channel to offer premium content from Showtime, Epix & Starz

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]

Channel 4 arrives at Berlin Station

Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has sold popular drama, Berlin Station, to Channel 4. Berlin Station is a contemporary spy story starring Richard Jenkins and Richard Armitage, and will debut on UK screens this autumn following a successful season in the US on Epix. The show, which is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous […]

Walmart may recruit Ex-Epix chief for SVOD service

US retail giant Walmart is working with former Epix CEO Mark Greenberg on the launch of an OTT TV service that would target the the ‘Middle American’, non-urban US market, according to press reports. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Walmart has been working on the project with Greenberg for several months. The […]

MGM to up originals for Epix to promote growth

MGM is planning to “reposition and expand” its underperforming premium subscription service Epix one year after acquiring it from its joint venture partners, according to chief operating officer Chris Brearton Speaking after MGM posted Q1 results, Brearton said the service was “under-distributed, under-subscribed and under-monetized” before MGM’s acquisition of it, adding that its  original programming […]

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