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Who Carries the Epix Channel?
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2013) -- Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. I was checking out the Epix channel and it seems pretty cool with lots of different movies you don't see anywhere else? I have DIRECTV but I don't think it carries Epix. Do you know who does? -- Bernard, Portland, Oregon.

The Epix channel, which is owned by three movie studios (Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM), sometimes get exclusive rights to new movies thanks to its studio ties. However, you are right. DIRECTV does not carry Epix -- and if you listen to its public comments on Epix -- it's not likely to do so anytime soon.

The satcaster apparently believes it now has enough premium movie channels in its lineup.

So who does carry it?

Well, Dish and Verizon's FiOS TV service carry it, offering both a high-def and standard-definition signal.

Cox and Charter, and a few medium-sized cable services such as Mediacom and Suddenlink, also have agreements with Epix. But there's a catch there. Cox and Charter may not offer Epix in your market due to system restraints and marketing strategies. Cable operators often sign national contracts with a channel, but don't necessarily offer the channel in every market it serves.

If you have trouble getting Epix, there's another option: Streaming. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Epix online by clicking:

And Epix is available via streaming on the PlayStation 3.

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