EPIX, Frontier Communications renew distribution agreement

Premium entertainment network EPIX has renewed its distribution agreement with Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states, the company said.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A leader in multiplatform availability, EPIX will provide Frontier customers access to its breadth of premium content.

EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX Hits and EPIX Drive-In will be available to Frontier customers, in packages and on their own. Authenticated subscribers will also be able to access more than 2,000 titles on EPIX.com and via the EPIX App on hundreds of devices.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) announced earlier this month that it will acquire full ownership of EPIX, having reached an agreement to acquire the interests held by joint venture partners Viacom, Paramount and Lionsgate. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is anticipated to close this month.

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises from MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures, plus original programming including series, documentaries, and comedy and music specials — all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices.

Frontier Communications provides communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.