EPIX Names Jonathan Dakss Chief Digital Officer

Former NBCUniversal Exec Joins Premium Network to Advance Digital

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has named
Jonathan Dakss as Chief Digital Officer. Reporting directly to Rob
Sussman, GM and EVP, Business Operations and Strategy and based in New
York City, Mr. Dakss will be leading the digital team in continuing to
build industry-leading digital products, advancing the user experience,
and collaborating with distribution partners to pioneer authentication
across devices and platforms. Mr. Dakss joins EPIX from NBCUniversal
where he was Vice President of Media Labs.

“Jonathan’s experience developing new revenue-generating products and
business solutions at digital powerhouse NBCUniversal will be a great
asset to the EPIX team,” said Rob Sussman. “We’re thrilled to have him
join us to advance our leadership position and direct a digital team
that has been at the forefront of TV Everywhere innovation, being the
first cable network to launch on Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, and Android
devices, as well as our recent launch of offline viewing on Android and

“I’m excited to be working with EPIX, which has been a leader in digital
development from its inception,” said Mr. Dakss. “The opportunity to
build on the innovations that EPIX has introduced as the first network
to launch across a number of different platforms is exciting and I look
forward to expanding our products into the next generation of digital
platforms and experiences.”

At NBCU, Mr. Dakss led a cross-functional team at Media Labs, the
company’s technology innovation incubation division. There, he oversaw
programs focused on Virtual Reality and 360 video, Social TV and “second
screen” experiences, advanced content discovery and metadata usage,
real-time video caption translation and more. He also served leadership
roles in Converged Media, Emerging Media Technology, and Interactive
Media Product Development.

Before NBCU, Mr. Dakss started his own company, WatchPoint Media, based
on technology he created at the MIT Media Lab. WatchPoint was sold
to GoldPocket Interactive, where Dakss launched digital video products
on Time Warner Cable, DISH, Cablevision and Comcast.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie
releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming
including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all
available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in
October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of
“TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide
multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and
to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku®
players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and
iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing
all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any
other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures
unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through
relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is
available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information
about EPIX, go tohttp://www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX
on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD)
and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX),
YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX),
Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX),
Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX),
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX)
and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).


Michelle Hinchey, 212-846-5147
Hayley Milbourn, 212-446-1870