Joint Cable Channel Epix Debuts October

Remember that big announcement about a new premium cable channel starting up by Viacom, Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate? Well, on Wednesday, Viacom prez/COO Philippe Dauman said at the McGraw-Hill Media Summit that “Epix” was on track for an October launch. According to Broadcasting & Cable, when asked whether Viacom was making contingency plans in case its partners Lionsgate and MGM get bought, he responded that programming would continue regardless of who owns them. ‘There’s always going to be mergers and acquisitions talk,” the media mogul said. “We know we’re going to be around.”

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