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ADD EPIX channel

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Programing ?

Last night for the first time I saw an Epix program, "Berlin Station".  Will this program continue to be shown?  It was my understanding that Comcast did not carry any Epix programs.  BTW, I enjoyed Berlin Station very much.

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JodieNJ wrote:
People have been asking you, Comcast, to add Epix for three years now.

Why don’t you add it? I’m tired of people telling me how great Berlin Station is. I watch TV on one of my TVs and have no interest in watching on a phone, tablet, or laptop.

Am I going to have to switch to Verizon FiOS just to get a network that people have been requesting from you for three years?

Comcast obviously has access to EPIX because shows are available On Demand for a 

fee.

 

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Epix

When is comcast adding EPIX CHANNEL to their package?

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mmtoday wrote:

When is comcast adding EPIX CHANNEL to their package?


You can request a channel be added to the Comcast channel lineup here.



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If Comcast did add Epix would it be considered a "Premium" channel like HBO, Showtime, Starz??? Just sent my request feedback form to have this channel added to Garden State, NJ line up.

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tstack wrote:

If Comcast did add Epix would it be considered a "Premium" channel like HBO, Showtime, Starz??? Just sent my request feedback form to have this channel added to Garden State, NJ line up.


Most likely since it's a subscription service like HBO, Showtime and Starz.



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I guess this is off topic but  I feel sure EPIX would be by subscription since Dog TV is $4.99 a month. LOVEanimals but not going to pay for them to watch tv.

 

 

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It looks like we are finally getting the premium channel Epix!

MGM (fully owner of Epix) and Comcast has hammered out a new distribution deal. The channel should be available early 2018.

http://deadline.com/2017/11/comcast-x1-subscribers-get-epix-in-early-2018-under-new-distribution-dea...
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bruistopher wrote:
It looks like we are finally getting the premium channel Epix!

MGM (fully owner of Epix) and Comcast has hammered out a new distribution deal. The channel should be available early 2018.

http://deadline.com/2017/11/comcast-x1-subscribers-get-epix-in-early-2018-under-new-distribution-dea...

So does this mean it would be at additional cost like HBO,etc?

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TerriB wrote:

bruistopher wrote:
It looks like we are finally getting the premium channel Epix!

MGM (fully owner of Epix) and Comcast has hammered out a new distribution deal. The channel should be available early 2018.

http://deadline.com/2017/11/comcast-x1-subscribers-get-epix-in-early-2018-under-new-distribution-dea...

So does this mean it would be at additional cost like HBO,etc?


Of course. It will probably be an add-on. Kind of like how The Movie Channel ($13) is at the moment. Or they could include it in current or new tiers but at an additional cost.

 

I’m sure one of the Xfinity team members on this forum will update this topic with additional info.

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bruistopher wrote:

TerriB wrote:

bruistopher wrote:
It looks like we are finally getting the premium channel Epix!

MGM (fully owner of Epix) and Comcast has hammered out a new distribution deal. The channel should be available early 2018.

http://deadline.com/2017/11/comcast-x1-subscribers-get-epix-in-early-2018-under-new-distribution-dea...

So does this mean it would be at additional cost like HBO,etc?


Of course. It will probably be an add-on. Kind of like how The Movie Channel ($13) is at the moment. Or they could include it in current or new tiers but at an additional cost.

 

I’m sure one of the Xfinity team members on this forum will update this topic with additional info.


Well I am not going to add it if it costs although it seems like a good channel to have. I am going to say quietly (ha ha) that the Movie Channel has come back to us for free more than once. We lost it for a long time and then it magically appeared again and I just checked and yep we have it and I tuned to it and voila! 

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It looks like this is only for X1 customers. This seems to imply it will use IP instead of regular linear cable for distribution.

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andyross wrote:

It looks like this is only for X1 customers. This seems to imply it will use IP instead of regular linear cable for distribution.


I have X1 and top tier channel lineup. Do you mean it will only be over the internet and not on the cable channel lineup? I ask that because to me IP means Internet Protocol.

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“They're defying all odds to launch a bold service, called Epix, that hopes to break into the premium TV business long dominated by HBO, Showtime and Starz.”

If Epix is indeed considered a “premium“ channel, that means we will have to pay extra to get it on Xfinity.

Since I pay almost $200 a month already to Comcast, that is not going to happen for me. Berlin Station just isn’t worth it.
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andyross wrote:

It looks like this is only for X1 customers. This seems to imply it will use IP instead of regular linear cable for distribution.


EPIX is listed as a video app on my TiVo, so is probably available to stream with a separate subscription, like Netflix or Hulu. 

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MGM’s Epix premium network will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the U.S. — for the first time — starting on June 13.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-epix-launch-xfinity-tv-1202818108/


@gatorjfgal wrote:

Please add Epix channel to Comcast line up. I'm more than willing to pay extra for it. 


 

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@timstack wrote:

I agree. Would love to have EPIX TV added. Maybe it's time take away STARZ channels

 


MGM’s Epix premium network will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the U.S. — for the first time — starting on June 13.https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-epix-launch-xfinity-tv-1202818108/

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MGM’s Epix premium network will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the U.S. — for the first time — starting on June 13.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-epix-launch-xfinity-tv-1202818108/

 

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@Betsy-SF-CA wrote:

I too would like the EPIX channel to be added to Comcast, and would pay the extra charge for it.  

 

I am intrigued by Dadgren's assertion in this forum that EPIX can be accessed using Google Chromecast with an HDMI connection to the TV via a laptop.  But I do not see any way that this can actually work.  I contacted EPIX Customer Service yesterday and was told that EPIX is not available as a streaming/internet service.  So, how would this actually work?

 


MGM’s Epix premium network will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the U.S. — for the first time — starting on June 13.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-epix-launch-xfinity-tv-1202818108/

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@LkyLuciano wrote:

MGM’s Epix premium network will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the U.S. — for the first time — starting on June 13.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-epix-launch-xfinity-tv-1202818108/

 


YIPPEE...guess there wouldl have been no way to have known this if not for these forums.......why oh why don't they send out announcements when they add channels. I will have to look for it on June 13..thank goodness for voice remote so I don't have to search and search for it.

 

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For those who don't have an X1 box and don't want to watch on their phone or PC hopefully Comcast/Xfinity becomes a listed provider in the Epix app available on multiple devices. If that is not the case then this addition will be useless to myself and I am sure many others.
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Honestly, no one should be holding their breath for Comcast to allow authenticity through the Epix app.

In that article with the link that was posted a few posts up it clearly says “In addition to being available on Comcast’s voice-enabled X1 platform, Epix will be available to the cable operator’s customers on other devices in and out of home via the Xfinity Stream app and web portal.“

No mention of the Epix app. Just Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app.

And to be quite honest again it doesn’t surprise me one bit because Comcast has lately been negotiating content rights for use within their streaming app, Xfinity Stream. NOT content rights for us “customers” to use our Xfinity credentials (which we pay for) for the use of the content providers app, in this case Epix.

We don’t have authenticity for any of Viacom apps and notably Starz. So...
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Since Comcast has not released an Xfinity Stream app for Fire TV, Android TV or Apple TV just shows me that they want to force people into renting their boxes. Their Roku channel is very limited and still in beta. Also it has been stated that at some point they will be charging a monthly fee to those using their Roku channel.

So them providing Epix access only to those who rent an X1 box or use the stream app is a big middle finger to many customers.
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Just a note....

 

Epix became available on Xfinity as of today, June 13. You have to subscribe to it ($5.99 per month).  I did subscribe (been wanting this channel for a long time). However, once you subscribe, you can use the Epix app by logging into your Xfinity account. I know because I went to the Epix website and they have now added Xfinity as a cable subscriber in the drop down menu.

 

Also, I then added the Epix app to my Roku channel and it sent me through the regular activation for the channel and I can also view Epix there. 

 

So, no, you don't only get to view it through the Xfinity tv or streaming platform. 

 

BTW, I do have the X1 box, but this article says it will be available through ALL Xfinity tv platforms:  https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/comcast-set-launch-epix-june-13

 

I hope this helps.....

 

Edited to add:  I just added the Epix app to my iPad and logged in through Xfinity username/password and it's working great there, too!

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@carol601 wrote:

Just a note....

 

Epix became available on Xfinity as of today, June 13. You have to subscribe to it ($5.99 per month).  I did subscribe (been wanting this channel for a long time). However, once you subscribe, you can use the Epix app by logging into your Xfinity account. I know because I went to the Epix website and they have now added Xfinity as a cable subscriber in the drop down menu.

 

Also, I then added the Epix app to my Roku channel and it sent me through the regular activation for the channel and I can also view Epix there. 

 

So, no, you don't only get to view it through the Xfinity tv or streaming platform. 

 

BTW, I do have the X1 box, but this article says it will be available through ALL Xfinity tv platforms:  https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/comcast-set-launch-epix-june-13

 

I hope this helps.....

 

Edited to add:  I just added the Epix app to my iPad and logged in through Xfinity username/password and it's working great there, too!


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Interesting that no where in that article does it mention that we have to  pay/subscribe to EPIX on X1. We have the top shelf bundle with all the premium channels and they want us to pay to add this one? $200 a month should include it since its not a streaming service.  I am very disappointed. After removing the remote recording app this is the least they could do.

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Re: ADD EPIX channel

Effective June 13, 2018, EPIX, a premium network, will be available to Xfinity TV customers with HD service as a subscription. An EPIX premium network subscription includes robust linear and On Demand programming. EPIX is the home of big entertainment, with over 2,000 Hollywood hit movies like Baywatch, Star Trek Beyond and Arrival. Critically-acclaimed original series including Deep State, Get Shorty and Berlin Station, powerful documentaries, hilarious comedy specials and more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What is EPIX and what kind of programming does a subscription include?

EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium pay television network with a programming lineup that consists of the latest movie releases, classic film franchises and original programming including acclaimed series, compelling documentaries and comedy specials.

I'm an X1 customer with SD service and ordered EPIX through my remote, but am unable to access EPIX. Why?

I apologize for the inconvenience. An EPIX premium network subscription is only available to Xfinity TV customers with HD service. I will be happy to add HD service to your Xfinity X1 package.

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Well they have many channels available through monthly subscription like FX+ and AMC ad-free plus several others. I guess the EPIX channel was just added as another option. We have wanted this channel for quite some time so don’t mind the extra subscription but I can understand how some wouldn’t want to pay more for the channel.
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What is the monthly cost for Epix

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Never mind, I should have read the whole thread.

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Comcast just recently added Epix. Look at the date of the post of mine you quote.

You’re welcome.
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@JodieNJ wrote:
Comcast just recently added Epix. Look at the date of the post of mine you quote.

You’re welcome.

It's helpful if you use the Quote function when replying to someone.



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There is no quote function on my phone.

Use your expert powers to get Comcast to purchase software that post responses indented below the comment. Nobody wants to scroll down through lines and lines of quoted comments.

And I know you know I’m talking to you.
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Back to the extra fees if one wants Epic. HD fee and taxes. Comcast just does not get it. Sad.