EPIX and Netflix, have partnered so that
Netflix members can instantly view titles from EPIX streamed over the Internet from
Netflix. The deal will begin streaming from Netflix on September 1 and include movies from Paramount, Lionsgate
Currently you can only get Netflix on computers or iPads. Netflix recently published a an employment ad looking for an engineer that will help it "build Instant Streaming client implementations on Android devices.
Netflix CEO Reed
Hastings said users who "Watch
Instantly" streaming service for 15 minutes or more during the second
quarter jumped to 61 percent, up from 37 percent last year. He also indicated that Netflix is evolving from a DVD-by-mail supplier to a
EPIX has subscription pay TV rights to new releases and movies from
the libraries of its partners and will make these movies
available to Netflix 90 days after their premium pay TV and
subscription on demand debuts. Historically, the rights to
distribute these films are pre-sold to pay TV for as long as
nine years after their theatrical release.
With more than 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is
the world’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV
episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. [NYSE: VIA and VIA.B], its
Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM)
and Lionsgate [NYSE: LGF], is a next-generation premium
entertainment channel, on-demand and online service.