EPIX app launches on TiVo set-tops at Atlantic BroadbandTuesday, January 24th, 2017
EPIX Launches New Set-Top Box App on TiVo
- EPIX App to Launch with Atlantic Broadband Delivering Its Premium Content to Authenticated Subscribers with a TiVo Device
- EPIX App to be Made Available to All National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) Members with TiVo Set-Top Boxes Deployed
NEW YORK — Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that it will offer EPIX content through an app that enables authenticated subscribers to access EPIX’s library of more than 2,000 Hollywood movies on TiVo devices. The app will first launch with Atlantic Broadband, the ninth-largest cable operator in the U.S. Atlantic Broadband delivers TV, Internet and Phone services to approximately 250,000 customers in five operating regions: Western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland/Delaware, Aiken, S.C., and Eastern Connecticut. Any Atlantic Broadband customer with a TiVo device will be able to use the new EPIX app to enjoy nearly six times more EPIX content than previously available. Additional National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) cable systems with TiVo set-top box service deployed will have access to the EPIX app. This deal extends EPIX’s reach to customers and further grows its presence across mobile devices, streaming devices, game consoles, and smart TV’s including Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, Roku® players, Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more.
The EPIX app will provide Atlantic Broadband viewers with streaming access via TiVo set-top boxes to its original series “Berlin Station” and “Graves”, its groundbreaking original documentary programming including “America Divided” and thousands of movie titles on-demand. Those movies include big movie franchises like The Hunger Games, James Bond, and Star Trek, original documentaries, music and comedy events featuring marquee talent like Katy Perry, Craig Ferguson, Louis CK, Wanda Sykes and more. Key features of the EPIX app on TiVo include an advanced UX with the ability to add programs and movies to a personal queue, curated collections, advanced search and video playback features, plus content available for free sampling, Rotten Tomatoes scores, and trailers. EPIX developed the application using the React/ES6 framework coupled with OperaTV, which allows for fast iteration and continuous upgrades for its customers.
“EPIX and TiVo share a common history as part of the digital revolution and fundamental view that making it easy for consumers to access content and watch great entertainment should be a top priority,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “EPIX was created to offer premium content across new platforms and we are pleased to work with TiVo and Atlantic Broadband to provide subscribers even greater value. Going forward, we are excited to partner with other members of the NCTC to provide access to the EPIX app on their TiVo set-top boxes.”
Jim Denney, vice president of product management and strategy, TiVo, said, “With the availability of the EPIX app on TiVo devices, TiVo makes it easier to watch content in today’s fragmented media landscape by bringing it all into one place for viewers to find, discover and consume their favorite entertainment. Now, our binge-watching, entertainment fanatics can access the movies and programs they love, wherever they are.”
“In today’s increasingly on-demand world, Atlantic Broadband is committed to providing our customers with the most choices and greatest flexibility in their TV offerings,” said David Isenberg, Atlantic Broadband’s President and Chief Revenue Officer. “With this launch, EPIX is helping us deliver on that promise through its massive library of the newest original series and hit movies, combined with classic movie favorites that are now available seamlessly across TVs, computers and mobile devices.”