EPIX Demos Future TV App at NATPE 2011


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We saw Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s TV apps at CES, which brings users live and on-demand programming without a set-top box via IP. Now, EPIX is demonstrating their TV app at NATPE that will bring all the functionality of EpixHD.com to users Connected TVs. The TV app, according to EPIX’s chief digital officer, provides a TV optimized interface and will require a subscription to a multichannel TV service to use it — so, no, it’s not a discounted stand-alone service, unfortunately. It’s basically just another entry point into the service that’s already accessible via your PC, mobile, and TV provider’s cable box. FYI, EPIX’s FAQ states that EpixHD.com is compatible with Google TV today (and most likely with any browser-enabled TV platform with Flash support). No word on the official launch date or which platforms the TV app will arrive on first, so stay tuned.




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