Epix, an MGM-owned premium TV network, said it’s teamed with Dish and T-Mobile’s Layer3 TV to offer the network’s new 4K Ultra HD video-on-demand content.
Epix subscribers who have Dish or Layer3 TV service can access the content directly on their set-top boxes, while others can view programming through the authenticated Epix Apple TV app.
“Epix is committed to embracing new technologies to provide subscribers with the best viewing experience of our premium original programming and movies,” said Monty Sarhan, EVP and general manager of Epix, in a statement. “We are pleased to partner with Dish and Layer3 TV to deliver this advanced offering to a wider audience, and look forward to working with more distributors to include 4K Ultra HD as part of their entertainment packages.”
Epix first announced it would launch a streaming 4K library in February, touting that it is the only broadcast or cable network to offer 4K streaming within its apps.
“While 4K televisions have become a staple in households throughout the U.S., 4K shows and movies are still a bit of a rarity,” said Vivek Khemka, Dish EVP and CTO. “That’s why we’re continuously working to bring more of this content into our customers’ homes, and are pleased to work with Epix so subscribers can access more TV in crystal-clear clarity, directly from their Hopper 3 and 4K Joey set-top boxes.”
“We’re hyper-focused on delivering the highest quality content to Layer3 TV customers,” said Jeffrey Binder, EVP Home and Entertainment at T-Mobile. “It’s something our customers have come to expect, and we’re thrilled to be one of the first to partner with Epix to deliver their premium 4K content to Layer3 TV subscribers.”
Viewers will have access to select Hollywood movies, including films from the James Bond franchise, and Epix original programming in 4K UHD.
Dish has carried Epix programming since 2010, while Layer3 TV launched the network in 2017.