Epix renews distribution deal with Frontier Communications

|About: Frontier Communications Co... (FTR)|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of MGM taking full control of premium channel Epix from Viacom (VIA, VIAB -0.1%) and Lions Gate (LGF.A +0.8%, LGF.B +0.9%), Epix has renewed its distribution deal with Frontier Communications (FTR +2.1%).

The channel is "an important part of our offerings," says Frontier's Steve Ward.

But the deal is important to Epix, too: It's not carried by the top two MVPD distributors, Comcast and AT&T's DirecTV, meaning it makes up ground with carriage on other cable, satellite and IP video providers.