Sling TV on Monday announced it is bolstering its offering even further via an agreement with EPIX to bring its channel lineup and on-demand movies to its new over-the-top streaming service.
Specifically, Sling TV will soon include EPIX’s linear channels including EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX3 and EPIX Drive-In. The on-demand aspect will contain more than 2,000 movies and entertainment titles including new flicks like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Wolf of Wall Street and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
EPIX (pronounced “epics”) is a joint venture between Viacom (specifically, its Paramount Pictures arm), Lions Gate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) that launched in 2009. It’s the newest of the major pay cable channels in the US and features major motion pictures, documentaries, comedy specials and concerts as well as boxing and mixed martial arts programming.
Sling TV launched nationwide last week. Its $20 “Best of Live TV” core package includes more than a dozen channels with new channels like AMC set to be added in the near future. The company is currently running a promotion in which you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick, a free Roku Streaming Stick or $50 off an Amazon Fire TV or Roku 3 set-top box in exchange for a three-month service commitment.
Sling TV said it would announce a launch date as well as package and pricing information in the coming weeks.