Sling TV is changing the way it offers the premium movie service EPIX. On one hand, it is offering all users with any basic Sling TV plan EPIX Drive-In for free. It is now part of the basic plans that include 25 + channels. The other change is that it will move the rest of the EPIX lineup out of the Hollywood Extra add-on instead giving EPIX the same sort of treatment as HBO or Showtime. Users will be able to get the service for $5.00 a month and receive EPIX, EPIX 2 and EPIX Hits.
I have the Hollywood Add-on already. Will I have to add EPIX Separately?
If you already have EPIX as part of the Hollywood Extra package you will not lose it as long as you hold on to the add-on. In fact you will gain REELZ.
Probably the best part about EPIX is the on demand movie library. EPIX Drive-In, for instance, includes a ton of beloved movies like the Indiana Jones series and original cast Star Trek fare. The channel also, of course, offers scheduled programming.
While it is dropping EPIX from the Hollywood Extra package it is adding a channel called REELZ. REELZ is an entertainment industry focussed channel in the same vein as “E”. It features shows centered around Hollywood scandals and profiles. Great for celebrity watchers and the People/Entertainment weekly crowd out there. Here is the skinny on the changes.
- EPIX Drive-In – Full of classic films and original documentaries, EPIX Drive-In is now available to anyone with a Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription at no extra cost, and will automatically appear in the channel guide.
- EPIX Premium – EPIX, EPIX 2 and EPIX Hits have moved to a new EPIX premium add-on, now available for $5 per month to Sling TV customers who subscribe to a base service. Get access to movies and original series like “Graves,” “Berlin Station” and more.
- REELZ – Now available in Hollywood Extra for Sling Orange and Sling Blue customers, REELZ brings more movies, specials and shows like “The Kennedys” and “Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…” to Sling TV.