– Epix, the pay-TV movie channel joint venture between Viacom (NYSE: VIA), its Paramount
Pictures unit, MGM and Lionsgate, announced on Thursday that it has signed a
carriage deal with Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest cable TV
Charter, which said it will launch Epix on its service in May, joins
Cox, Mediacom and Verizon’s FiOS TV as carriers of Epix.
Epix said its channel
will be available in nearly 16 million homes total when it launches with
Charter in May.
The channel will offer some 15,000 titles from its backers’