Tidal Teams With Epix Now for $12.99 Streaming Bundle

Global music and entertainment streaming platform Tidal is offering an exclusive subscription bundle with cable network Epix’s streaming service Epix Now at $12.99 per month.

The bundle launched the same day as the season two premiere of Epix’s original drama series “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker.

Through the partnership, members can listen to tracks from the series’ soundtrack, executive produced and supervised by Swizz Beatz as well as enjoy content on both platforms. Tracks will be released weekly every Friday from April 16 through May 21. Additionally, to tease the bundle, all Tidal users in the United States can view “Godfather of Harlem’s” first episode from season one on the platform.

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“Tidal has always been committed to delivering a well-rounded experience for fans across both audio and visual formats,” Lior Tibon, Tidal COO, said in a statement. “Tidal’s partnership with Epix gives members an unparalleled and cohesive content experience, all in real time.”

“As we launch the highly-anticipated second season of ‘Godfather of Harlem,’ we’re thrilled to partner with Tidal to not only offer fans a terrific platform to experience the show’s original soundtrack, but also, for those who purchase the bundle, all Epix Now has to offer including original series and thousands of movies,” said Courtney Menzel, Co-GM of Epix.

Additional content and collaborations by both brands will be announced throughout the partnership. The bundle is available here.

Free Month of Epix Now SVOD Service With Domino’s Pizza Order

Any Domino’s customer who orders pizza online now through April 11, 2021, will receive 30 days of free access to Epix Now — the subscription streaming video service owned by MGM with more than 2,000 movies and 300 hours of original series and specials.

“Pizza and movies go hand-in-hand,” Art D’Elia, EVP and chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “Whether you’re looking for a fun way to entertain your family at home or you want a date night in, Domino’s has you covered. The best part is, no credit card is needed and you won’t be charged after the month is up. All you need to provide is an email address and you’re good to go.”

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Customers who place an online order can claim their free 30-day access of by clicking through the link on their order confirmation page, Domino’s Tracker page or order confirmation email. After the 30 days of free access is up, customers must subscribe in order to continue streaming.

“We’re thrilled to offer customers … access to movies such as Creed II or Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as our growing slate of original series commercial-free,” said Michael Wright, president of Epix.

Nielsen reports that 25% of consumers added a streaming service during the second quarter of 2020, while one-fourth of consumers’ TV usage was spent streaming.

“Individuals are using streaming services now, more than ever, as many of us have been spending more time at home,” D’Elia said.

Epix Now Streaming Service Available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Devices

Epix, the pay-TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, March 28 announced that its new streaming service, Epix Now, is available as an app on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The SVOD service offers the network’s full library of original programming and movies for $5.99 per month.

“Today’s announcement is part of an ongoing rollout … making our streaming service available to everyone no matter where or how they want to watch TV,” Michael Wright, president of Epix, said in a statement.

Epix Now subs have access to original program such as “Get Shorty,” “Berlin Station,” “Deep State,” “Elvis Goes There” and “Punk,” as well as upcoming premieres of original series “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker; “Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred, from Warner Horizon and DC; “Perpetual Grace, LTD,” from MGM and featuring Sir Ben Kingsley; “Belgravia,”from Julian Fellowes; docu-series “Slow Burn, based on the podcast.

Subscribers will also have access to thousands of hit Hollywood movies and classic film franchises.

Roku and Amazon Fire TV subscribers also have access to all four Epix live channels and a host of new features. Programming in 4K Ultra HD is also available to stream on supported Roku devices and will be coming soon to Amazon Fire TV.

MGM Seeks Epix Minority Financial Partner

A day after launching Epix Now, a standalone over-the-top video subscription service, MGM Holdings reportedly is seeking a financial partner for the branded multiplatform video distributor.

The corporate parent to MGM Studios paid $1 billion two years ago buying out 81% of Epix it didn’t own from partners Viacom and Lionsgate.

The Information.com, citing sources familiar with the situation, said Epix is looking for a fiscal partner to help it expand original programming development for the $5.99 monthly SVOD service as well as branded pay-TV channels.

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The report said MGM chairman Kevin Ulrich is working with investment bank LionTree Advisors with the aim of retaining majority control of Epix.

Last year, Epix bowed eight-episode espionage series, ‘Deep State,” season 2 of “Get Shorty,” boxing competition show, “The Contender,” and unscripted comedy show, “Unprotected Sets.”

Other original shows include “Berlin Station,”“Pennyworth,” a dark telling of the superhero origins of Batman butler Alfred Pennyworth from Warner Bros. and DC Comics, “The Godfather of Harlem,” a 10-episode crime drama starring Forest Whitaker; “Our Lady, LTD,”starring Ben Kingsley, “Slaughterhouse-Five”and “Shook Up,” as well as several other scripted and unscripted shows.

Epix — which represents the bulk of MGM’s media networks segment – generated $108.6 million in third-quarter revenue (ended Sept. 30, 2018), up 5% from revenue of $103 million during the previous-year period. The channel posted pre-tax earnings of $673,000 – down 98% from pre-tax earnings of $43.6 million last year.