Studio-backed EPIX launching streaming video app for PlayStation Vita


Premium TV network EPIX is rolling out streaming video applications optimized for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld and PlayStation 3 console, promising authenticated subscribers access to more than 3,000 titles.

A joint venture among Viacom's Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate, EPIX's catalog spans recent studio releases like The Avengers, Skyfall, The Hunger Games and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol as well as classic library titles, original films, comedy, music and sports events. The premium service is available in more than 30 million U.S. homes via distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) FiOS.

The EPIX app is offered as a free download from the Media & Apps section of the PlayStation Store, with viewing access limited to cable, satellite and telco subscribers in the U.S. The PS3 app is available now, and the PS Vita version will follow in the coming weeks.

EPIX previously expanded its TV Everywhere network to devices including Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle, as well as Xbox360 consoles, Roku players and Samsung Smart TVs.

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