Epix Ready for Cell Phone Integration

Posted Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

There hasn’t been a lot of talk about Epix recently, but making their service available across the mobile platform may strengthen their position significantly.

Netflix is everywhere. Blu-ray players, game systems, televisions, computers and streaming devices are all the domain of the incredibly successful service. There’s one market they haven’t tapped yet, which seems to be primarily linked to the use of Silverlight. There’s demand for movies on the go, but Netflix just can’t do it yet. Epix, on the other hand, is ready, willing, and able.

Thanks to a partnership with Adobe and the use of Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Epix streaming videos are able to be viewed on cellular telephones. “We are committed to providing viewers with the best entertainment experience anytime, anywhere,” says VP Thomas Carpenter.

Though Epix has announced that their streaming service is capable of running on cell phones, there’s been no announcement of partnerships with carriers. There’s no mention of an additional fee, which implies that this will be free to existing Epix subscribers.

Source: Epix

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