EPIX has launched its EpixHD.com service nationwide with Cox Communications and Mediacom and will introduce the service to Charter Communications next month, meaning the three MSOs will be authenticating their online subscribers through the EPIX platform.
The launch means that EPIX subscribers will have access to an entire online lineup of movies in addition to viewing linear channel and SVOD offerings of 150 HD and SD movies each month.
At the same time it was advancing its deal with EPIX, Cox was also adding to its stable of online programming via Vutopia, another online VoD movie service.
Also in the Cox programming bailiwick, the carrier has finally accepted the inevitable and said it would license broadcast rights to San Diego Padres baseball games to rivals like DirecTV and AT&T. It's not a magnanimous gesture, since the FCC has ruled that cable operators cannot refuse to sell the rights to sports programs they own to other TV providers.
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