|[November 29, 2012]
EPIX Kicks Off 2013 with the Worldwide Premiere of The Hunger Games
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Premium network EPIX starts the New Year in a big way with the world
television premiere of one of the most celebrated films of 2012, The
Hunger Games. The hugely popular movie is great family fun, earning
a colossal $686.5 million around the world since its late-March premiere
and grossing $408.0 million at the North American box office. It is
currently the 3rd largest U.S. film of the year and ranked 13th
among the all time highest grossing films.
WHAT: The television premiere of The Hunger Games
WHEN: January 1, at 12 Noon ET and at 8PM ET with an encore
presentation on January 4 at 8PM ET hosted by Seneca Crane
himself, Wes Bentley, during an EPIX free preview weekend for all
subscribers of affiliated partners. Leading into the January 4th
airing will be behind the scenes clips and making of footage beginning
at 5PM ET.
WHERE: On EPIX, EPIX on demand, online at EpixHD.com, and on EPIX
apps on hundreds of devices including Xbox, Roku, iPads, iPhones and
For more information and images, please visit: http://press.epixhd.com/programming/hunger-games/.
About The Hunger Games
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary
Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson's
Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins'
best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that
has over 36 million copies in print in the United States alone, has
developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 180
consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New
York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and
has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly
Lionsgate released THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest
movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy,
music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.
Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with
online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered
the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American
consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox
consoles, first on Android (News - Alert) tablets and phones, first on Roku® players
and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices
including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung (News - Alert)® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™
players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing
its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs
on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its
Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide
through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox (News - Alert)
Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink
Communications and Verizon FiOS.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com.
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