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EPIX NOW Streaming Service Launches With Film Library, Original Programs

Starting today, the service features MGM’s full library of original programming and blockbuster movies, including offerings from MGM, Paramount and Lionsgate. The app is available for download today in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. It will also be coming soon to Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The service will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2MZNaQg
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Former Epix exec pleads guilty over $7 million fraud

A few months ago, Rensing pleaded not guilty to embezzling $8.5 million — people familiar with the matter said part of that amount is likely made up of legitimate expenses. He has changed his plea now that the amount is down to $7 million, admitting guilt to one count of wire fraud, which could lead to a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and three years of supervised release. It was probably the best course of action for him, since his deal with prosecutors didn’t require him to plead guilty to aggravated identity theft, as well. – Mariella Moon, Engadget http://engt.co/2rBvQWh

Epix Cast offers an easy way for viewers to stream movies to their connected TVs

Epix Cast, which allows you to find a movie in the mobile Epix app and then play it on your TV, even if the app hasn’t been installed on that TV. […] EPIX says the feature works with smart TV models from LG, Sony, Vizio and other manufacturers, as well as Google Chromecast and Sony’s Internet-connected Blu-ray players. The company also plans to add support for Samsung smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo and Xbox. – Anthony Ha, TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2p9lv1Q

Epix Will Let Subscribers Download Some Movies And Shows For Offline Viewing

photo: Deadline Hollywood

Downloading will be available sometime this month. Only certain titles will be available, but they will include franchises such as The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek plus “original documentaries and music and comedy events featuring marquee talent including Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Mark Maron and more,” Epix says. – David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood

Netflix will never have everything you want, and neither will anyone else

photo: The Verge

For consumers, the EPIX / Amazon.com deal was a great step — more places to find your favorite movies. But for a company like Netflix, non-exclusive content is far less valuable. When a movie is available everywhere, it becomes a commodity instead of a differentiator, moving the competition to less quantifiable terrain such as value and quality of service. Get in the ring with someone like Amazon, which uses its streaming service as a value-add rather than a revenue generator, and you’re talking about asymmetrical warfare. – Bryan Bishop, The Verge
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