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EPIX gets first dibs on 'Hunger Games' and 'The Avengers'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2012 20:27 User comments (1)

EPIX gets first dibs on 'Hunger Games' and 'The Avengers' EPIX, the joint streaming venture between Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate has announced today the addition of two of 2012's blockbuster films to its catalog.
Marvel Studio's and Paramount's The Avengers and Lionsgate's The Hunger Games will see their on-demand debut via EPIX, online and via EPIX apps on mobile devices.

Both movies are easily the top grossing films so far in 2012, with The Avengers making $650 million worldwide in just one week, and Hunger Games bringing in $620 million in two months.

"EPIX is all about providing its subscribers the biggest and best movies anytime and anywhere. We are thrilled to bring this year's two biggest blockbuster titles to the EPIX slate, providing even more value to our viewers and affiliated distributors. We congratulate our studio partners, Paramount and Lionsgate, on their tremendous success," added EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg.

According to multiple sources, Apple has also been in discussions with EPIX in an effort to bring the streaming movie channel to Apple TV users. The talks are ongoing and are in early stages.

If the deal were to be signed, Apple TV set-top box owners would be able to stream films through a new Epix app.

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17.5.2012 21:11

nice!

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