EPIX Drive-In and EPIX 3 Debut on DISH Network

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EPIX Drive-In and EPIX 3 Debut on DISH Network

Channels Add More Movie Choices in America’s Top 250 Package and for Blockbuster Movie Pass Subscribers

New York, NY, January 5, 2012 – EPIX announced today the introduction of a new movie channel and a rebranded channel for DISH Network viewers, expanding movie choices in DISH’s America’s Top 250 programming package as well as for premium subscribers to the Blockbuster Movie Pass.

Bringing the fun and excitement of drive-in movies to DISH subscribers, EPIX Drive-In launched January 1st on channel 292 as part of DISH’s America’s Top 250 package, with select titles also available on demand and online to authenticated DISH subscribers on EpixHD.com and Dishonline.com. Dedicated to celebrating the best in genre films featuring action, comedy, sci-fi and horror movies of the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond, EPIX Drive-In , formerly named EPIX 3, will present a lineup of wild, rebellious and edgy movies such as The Terminator, Child’s Play, Back To School, Rollerball, Teen Wolf and many others, all uncut and uninterrupted.

A special showcase of films from “King of the Cult Film” director/producer, Roger Corman, will air throughout the first quarter of 2012, including Battle Beyond the Stars, Bloodfist, Caged Heat, Carnosaur, Death Race 2000, Grand Theft Auto, Humanoids from the Deep, Rock n’ Roll High School and Slumber Party Massacre. “Many of my films first entertained drive-in movie audiences, so it’s very appropriate for EPIX to be presenting some of my most iconic movies in this context,” said Corman. “It’s a fun idea and a great way for new, younger audiences to connect with my work. I am thrilled that my pictures will help jumpstart EPIX Drive-In and am excited about working with EPIX.”

“The films of Hollywood legend Roger Corman and others who followed his lead originally populated drive-ins and now enjoy enduring popularity as cult status hits with a large, passionate audience,” said EPIX president and CEO Mark Greenberg. “We are pleased to launch EPIX Drive-In with DISH Network, which is a leader in tailoring program offerings to deliver great value for a wide range of audiences.”

Additionally, premium subscribers to DISH’s Blockbuster Movie Pass will have access to more movie choices as a new channel named EPIX 3 today becomes part of the EPIX television subscription (channel 382, next to EPIX and EPIX 2 at channels 380 and 381), adding more opportunities to see big Hollywood hits in HD, including Rango, True Grit, Thor and Super 8, original comedy and music specials, plus a unique selection of titles from the vast EPIX library.

“Our goal is to bring the best entertainment to our viewers and provide them content they want, when they want it, and we are pleased to continue working with EPIX to offer more movie choices to our subscribers on EPIX Drive-In and EPIX 3,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH.
 
Last night, only one of Zap2it and TitanTV had the correct listings, now they both do.
 
Most of the movies on Epix3 are the same movies that are already on Epix 1 & 2. I hope they show something different. Who needs another channel of the same movies. We alreadty have 8 HBOs.
 
Forgive me, I have not really followed the changes to Platinum since Blockbuster came to Dish. My understanding is that the folks who have 12 months free platinum, did not benefit from Blockbuster streaming movies etc. when Dish bought BB. But will the old platinum subs get the new Epix 3 or is that reserved only for the Blockbuster Movie Pass folks?
 
We alreadty have 8 HBOs.

Are you buying that package for me? Thanks!! :)

Epix is part of a $10 package with many other channels along with Blockbuster streaming and rentals. Drive in is part of the Top250 package. It along with the many other movie channels in that package allows for someone who maybe can't afford or does not want an HBO or Starz, etc..... And many HBO channels show the same movie at different times also. Epix is a newer service, I can see where in time it may even get better.
 
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Tampa8 said:
Are you buying that package for me? Thanks!! :)

Epix is part of a $10 package with many other channels along with Blockbuster streaming and rentals. Drive in is part of the Top250 package. It along with the many other movie channels in that package allows for someone who maybe can't afford or does not want an HBO or Starz, etc..... And many HBO channels show the same movie at different times also. Epix is a newer service, I can see where in time it may even get better.

I actually like it better than HBO and the four channels would be worth $7 to me alone (as the Epix package). Having all the other channels out of BBMP and the rentals are definitely worth the three extra bucks to me. I haven't watched many newer movies on Epix: for me, it's mostly been stuff like Death Wish, Child's Play, At Close Range, etc.
 
Forgive me, I have not really followed the changes to Platinum since Blockbuster came to Dish. My understanding is that the folks who have 12 months free platinum, did not benefit from Blockbuster streaming movies etc. when Dish bought BB. But will the old platinum subs get the new Epix 3 or is that reserved only for the Blockbuster Movie Pass folks?

Yep, I got it. Alas

a) my free Platinum will be expiring soon
b) As stated elsewhere, EPIX3, so far, is just a 3rd channel on which they re-run the same 10 movies as on the other 2 EPIX ch's :)
 
New channel in hd? Epix3 wasnt

I don't understand, it was in SD, is now in HD. Remember, the channel number that was Epix 3 is no longer, it moved. The channel that was Epix 3 is now Epix Drive Inn......
 
Epix doesn't have a huge library, but when placed side by side with Retro, SMC, etc... the BBMP is really a solid deal... in fact, the cheapest and by far the most diverse of the premium slates. And that is ignoring the BB rental part. Though after a while, all of it does get a bit repetitive, especially if one has a DVR with an EHD. I'm pondering whether to start cycling premiums.

That said, Epix, as part of BBMP is a great deal. And at $7 for the a la carte, better than Cinemax.
 
I don't see Epix Drive-in on my guide and Epix 3 is simply a waste of bandwidth....Dish Magazine which is the written guide is showing some Sundance in HD...is that a possibility? WHY would Dish air Epix 3 which appears to just recycle Epix uno and dos?
 
I don't see Epix Drive-in on my guide and Epix 3 is simply a waste of bandwidth....Dish Magazine which is the written guide is showing some Sundance in HD...is that a possibility? WHY would Dish air Epix 3 which appears to just recycle Epix uno and dos?

I direct you to post #17... :)
 

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