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Epix to Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fkubick, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #61 of 423
    tonyd79

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    Epix is more than one channel. Among them all they cover it all. Main channel newer blockbusters, 2 a bit older and 3 is considered the drive in.

    Their streaming library is huge and includes lots of old horror movies as sell as classics and newer stuff.

    Was a weak outlet when it started. Now pretty solid.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #62 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    They have abandoned all efforts at producing original content. The VP they had hired to head it up resigned as well.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 #63 of 423
    HGuardian

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    Epix is producing a live boxing event scheduled for March 16th. This event is an Epix exclusive in the US.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2013 #64 of 423
    damondlt

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    Who gives a crap, Most of the other networks original series suck anyway.

    I can count about 3 that are worth even spending a dime on.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2013 #65 of 423
    HinterXGames

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    For you perhaps, but there are alot of people who 'give a crap' and get the premiums for original series. I have Dexter & The Borgia's on Showtime, Boardwalk, GoT, and Newsroom on HBO & Spartacus on Starz.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2013 #66 of 423
    damondlt

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    Good for you and since they are not on Epix, why does it matter?

    It doesn't !

    How many of your original series are even on the top 100 most watched list?
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 #67 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    In your opinion maybe. The masses disagree.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 #68 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Yes, he did. But Epix has other things that make it a 'want to have' set of channels.

    Blockbuster movies for one, boxing that doesn't show up on other channels for another. Overall Epix has come along nicely.

    At some point they'll have some original programming and like all the other premium movies channels, some will be excellent, some will be ho hum and some will suck.

    I switched from D* to E* recently because of no Epix and Reelz in HD. Don't regret the switch at all.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 #69 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    It wasn't a he. The driving force behind premiums is now the original content. Epix does have some boxing, but the prime events are elsewhere. They are far behind in viewers however and they haven't really grown much. I can certainly understand people wanting it, but more than that I can understand where it lacks value to a provider to add.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2013 #70 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Doesn't matter if it is a he, she or it! :)

    The boxing they offer is usually European fights that don't show up elsewhere which I find really nice. I just wish they did it more often.

    Bringing a new premium channel up is a daunting task. Epix has done a damned good job imo, but the momentum and the big bucks are behind HBO/Sho with some left over for Starz. Note I'm leaving off the names of the sub channels that are owned and operated by the 3 big ones.

    Compared to Cinemax, Epix has more value to a provider imo, and probably would have more penetration if it wasn't for the HBO coattails. Note that it wasn't all that long ago when Cinemax was most often referred to as 'skinemax' since they had no real definition of what they were beyond that. Now that they have added a couple of very good original series they are starting to come out of that. Basically becoming an extension of the HBO brand.

    Epix should be on most providers now as they are getting the blockbuster movies first and exclusive. But as I've said in the past, it should be an add to the HDExtra pack or as a stand-alone Premium (or both) for Direct. Nothing that has been said here has changed my position.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2013 #71 of 423
    HinterXGames

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    Not sure what is up with your attitude. I wasn't attacking Epix. I simply asked about their original series/if they had them, because original series are the driving force of what /I/ look for in a premium, in relation to that, it does matter.
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    My other was simply a response to your statement that while original series may not be that driving force for you, there are alot of other people it is.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2013 #72 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Well, we can see that it isn't happening and movies are no longer the driving force behind premiums.
     
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  14. Feb 4, 2013 #74 of 423
    damondlt

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    The only reason you even care is because Directv doesn't have it, and you feel you have to make up some excuse on why they are smarted for not having EPIX.

    That it. Just another excuse to try and defend directv.

    Again over nothing!
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 #75 of 423
    damondlt

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    Prove it!
     
  16. Feb 4, 2013 #76 of 423
    damondlt

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    Not when the channel makes no such claim other than blockbuster movies.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 #77 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    I've haven't been a fan of the Network since it was was first created. Before anyone was announced as a carrier. I've been consistent in my comments about it all along. DirecTV isn't getting "smarted" for it either. It has very low viewership compared to other premiums.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 #78 of 423
    HinterXGames

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    I've never seen/heard of Epix prior to the Viacom issue. Hence, why I was asking about it. You should try toning down your attitude when someone is simply asking questions about the type of programming a channel may/may not have.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2013 #79 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Just look at the viewers and/or critical acclaim being drawn towards the original programming.

    The Newsroom
    Veep
    Girls
    Life's Too Short
    Enlightened
    Game of Thrones
    Boardwalk Empire
    Treme
    Eastbound & Down
    True Blood
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    24/7 Series
    Real Time with Bill Maher
    Hard Knocks Series
    Boxing After Dark
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
    HBO World Championship Boxing
    Strike Back
    Transporter: The Series
    Hunted
    Banshee
    Spartacus
    Magic City
    Dexter
    Shameless
    The Borgias
    Homeland
    Californication
    Nurse Jackie
    The Big C
    Episodes
    Web Therapy
    House of Lies
    Showtime Championship Boxing
    ShoBox: The New Generation
    Inside the NFL
    ShoMMA
    The Franchise
    Jim Rome on Showtime

    Those are just the currently airing programs.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2013 #80 of 423
    damondlt

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    OK based on the fact that Epix is only 3 years old, and not 30 like the rest of the premiums, also not carried yet by every provider while the others are.
    That tends to keep the numbers down. That common sence.

    You don't need to pay a premium for an original series, every network and their mother have plenty each. And all of these non premiums series rank way higher the most of the premium channel Garbage.

    HBO has about 3 worth anything, The rest nothing IMO

    To have a movie channel with nothing but movies is a rare breed.
     

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