Epix Taps ChoiceStream for EpixHD.com Movie Recommendations

Epix, a subscription-based multiplatform (linear, VOD, online) premium programming service which is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures arm, MGM and Lionsgate, said last week that it has tapped ChoiceStream to provide movie recommendations to users of its EpixHD.com service (note: the latter is available to authenticated customers of Cox, Mediacom, Charter and Verizon FiOS TV).

EpixHD.com currently offers around 3,000 movie titles. According to Epix and ChoiceStream, the latter's personalized movie recommendations technology provides EpixHD.com users with movie recommendations based on viewing behavior, preferences and "movie attributes." "Delivering a better movie experience by providing recommendations that match each individual subscriber's tastes and interests is what ChoiceStream has been doing for top media and entertainment companies for nearly a decade," ChoiceStream co-founder and CEO, Steve Johnson, said in a prepared statement. "Epix recognizes that personalized recommendations enhance the user experience by allowing paying subscribers to easily navigate the enormous number of movies in its library." Added Epix's VP of operations, Thomas Carpenter: "We have access to such a broad catalog of movies that it's imperative we do all we can to help our viewers find titles they can enjoy, quickly and easily. ChoiceStream has helped us to do just that, by creating a personalized online experience that will help subscribers get the most entertainment from their time on EpixHD.com."

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