Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2013)
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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,
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
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.