Epix’s Chief on the Delayed OTT Rollout and What He Offers Creators That Netflix Can’t

Premium cable channel tripled its U.S. footprint in the past year

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As Epix turns 10 this October, the premium cable network is celebrating with what looks to be its biggest year yet. In February, it rolled out a direct-to-consumer offering called Epix Now, which will allow viewers to subscribe to and stream Epix content for $5.99 a month. The network can now be seen in 120 million U.S. households, tripling its reach in less than a year.

At the same time, Epix, which entered the scripted field in 2016, is ramping up its originals output under president Michael Wright, who joined the MGM-owned network in 2017.



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