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Dish’s Over-the-Top TV Service to Add Movie Channels

Feb 17, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A new deal will bring four movie channels to Dish’s recently launched Internet streaming service Sling TV. Variety reports that the channels from Epix will be a premium option on Sling as part of a contract extension between Epix and Dish Network.

The multiyear deal also covers carriage of Epix’s channels on traditional pay TV.

“Under the deal, Dish and Sling TV subs who subscribe to Epix will have access to four linear channels — Epix, Epix 2, Epix 3 and Epix Drive-In — plus 2,000 on-demand titles streamed online,” Variety reports. “Recent releases coming to Dish’s Epix customers are to include ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.’”

Epix is a joint venture by Viacom and its Paramount Pictures unit along with Lionsgate and MGM, the report notes.

Variety adds: “Dish officially launched Sling TV nationwide last week, offering a slimmed-down initial lineup of 14 networks — with ESPN the most prominent among them — for $20 per month.”

 

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