Epix TV channel [Autumn 2009] - on FiOS

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  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    [Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman]
    7/28/2009
    http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6673433.html


    originally mentioned in May here:
    http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=2991673&postcount=44

    I wonder if we will start to see Star Trek movies on this channel starting in October?
     
  2. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    Re: Epix TV channel and video-on-demand services



    http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE5761BB20090807

    Original TV series...? :)
     
  3. Frontier

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    You guys forget; CBS really owns more of Trek now than Paramount. Paramount owns the 11 films. CBS owns pretty much the rest.

    If they where going to do a series, it would be much more likely on CBS, or even Showtime, before a new channel with limited distribution.
     
  4. Borgminister

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    Man, don't get my hopes up...
     
  5. C.E. Evans

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    EPIX was one of the big volleys fired by Viacom in their continuing silly war with CBS. Prior to the 2006 split between CBS and Viacom, Viacom could have just used Showtime rather than form their own premium cable channel to compete against it...
     
  6. jefferiestubes8

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    to begin service on Oct. 30

    That means Star Trek (2009)


    Oct 12, 2009
    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS129954+12-Oct-2009+BW20091012
     
  7. GhostFaceSaint

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    I wonder if that means CBS will step out of the norm and go back to showing a movie or two say Star Trek (XI) to offset the downed revenues of the DVD or try and promote the crap out of Star Trek on DVD/Blue-Ray?
     
  8. jefferiestubes8

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    Don't rule them out just yet. By the time Trek XIII comes out in the cinema EPIX HD just may become the next HBO & Showtime for premium original programming.
     
  9. C.E. Evans

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    I think it's very unlikely that a new Star Trek series could be on EPIX given that Viacom created it to compete against CBS' Showtime and that any Trek TV series (regardless of its setting) would have to come through CBS. There's also the little bit about Viacom moving the entire Paramount film library (including the Trek movies) away from Showtime that CBS might still be a little upset about...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/business/media/21viacom.html?_r=1
     
  10. Caretaker

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    Epix is $10 a month, just by itself. With that, I'm not sure I see it getting huge base very quickly.
     
  11. Data Holmes

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    I so want this channel, but aparently the DirecTV intern CEO already said they were not going to add it to the line up...

    Why can't FIOS get it's ass together and get into my are of NJ already!


    Oh, and the Epix website is advertising trek movies already, specifically Generations, on it's front page.
     
  12. jefferiestubes8

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    Epix TV series

    .SOURCE1 SOURCE2 SOURCE3

    Epix President Mark Greenberg spoke to Forbes:
    You gotta figure they are gonna make adult dramas that CBS is known for by hiring McKinnon. How about a SciFi drama if they aren't gonna do Trek?
    Okay guys It is McKinnon that we should send any request for any SciFi premium programming series to compete against 2 HBO sci-fi TV series 'Humanitas' & 'The World Inside' that are being developed.
     
  13. Lindley

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    Moved to GTVM by request.
     
  14. jefferiestubes8

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    Epix TV channel on Cox cable in April 2010


    Hey guys we like this news around here...

    Epix inks Cox carriage deal
    Rookie cable net is talking with other operators also
    Jan. 11, 2010,
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118013630.html?categoryid=14&cs=1
     
  15. Data Holmes

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    Come on, Directv. Get off your ass and carry this channel.
     
  16. jefferiestubes8

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    Epix on Charter Communications cable

    Feb. 4, 2010
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014721.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

    Fios, Cox, now Charter will all carry EPIX by May.
     
  17. Data Holmes

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    damn it, I want directv to carry this!
     
  18. jefferiestubes8

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    National Distribution Deal With Dish Network for May 2010

    And now that has come to fruition.
    EPIX Marks Its Sixth Distribution Deal; Will Reach 30 Million Homes by May 2010
    Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.[LEFT]
    http://www.businesswire.com/portal/...d=news_view&newsId=20100419006174&newsLang=en

    : http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/19/vi...ibution-deal-with-dish-network/#ixzz0lY6MnNSl
    [/LEFT]
     
  19. jefferiestubes8

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    Star Trek XI on EPIX June 6 @ 8PM

    http://trekmovie.com/2010/06/02/sta...-exclusive-video-extras-available-online-now/
     
  20. jefferiestubes8

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    update on original programming

    The update
    -Epix CEO Mark Greenberg told Deadline:
    October 7 2010
    Epix passes on 'Tough Trade' pilot