Sony Director of Emerging Platforms Chris Mahoney has posted up a video announcing that EPIX is bringing movies, concerts and comedy to PSN today.
To quote: I'm happy to announce that our newest digital entertainment partner, EPIX, will be available later today on PlayStation Network! EPIX offers a host of streaming entertainment like comedy shows, championship boxing matches, concerts, and movies.
It includes recent releases like The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Captain America: The First Avenger and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The team at EPIX has partnered with some of the top movie studios in the industry like Paramount, MTV Films, MGM and Lionsgate to offer over 3,000 HD movies for you to enjoy.
EPIX also has its own original documentary series, including a new documentary about New York Knicks' power forward Amar'e Stoudemire premiering April 19th. For more information on EPIX, visit EpixHD.com and check out the video below.
EPIX is offering some exclusive content, such as songs from EPIX Original Concert Events, for PlayStation Network users in addition to some great deals to get you acquainted with their service. Every PSN user can sign up for a free 14-day trial to check out everything the service has to offer.
Additionally, EPIX will be offering a new movie every week that PlayStation Plus members can stream for free, even if they aren't a subscriber. Not bad, eh?
You can find EPIX in the "TV/Video Services" category on the PS3 XMB, as well as in the "Media & Apps" section of the PlayStation Store starting today. Don't worry PS Vita owners, we didn't forget about you: look for EPIX to arrive soon on your favorite handheld.
Let me know if you have any questions about EPIX in the comments below, and be sure to check out the application itself later today on PS3.
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