Apple In Talks With Epix On Movie Streaming -Reuters
First Published Friday, 27th April 2012 09:11 pm - © 2012 Dow Jones
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in talks to stream movies from the studios that own the Epix cable channel, Reuters reported Friday, citing people with knowledge of the situation.
The talks center on streaming through Apple's set-top box, as well as other upcoming devices, which would include a much-anticipated television set, according to Reuters.
Epix has an exclusive streaming agreement with Netflix Inc. (NFLX), but that is good through September, according to Reuters. Epix is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF), Viacom Inc.'s (VIA) Paramount Pictures and MGM.
Apple declined to comment on "speculation," according to Reuters, while an Epix representative had no comment.
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