Launched in October 2009, Epix reaches 9.5 million paid television subscribers in the United States, giving the channel the lowest subscriber tally among the major U.S. pay cable channels.
Epix, as well as its three multiplex channels, are sold by paid television providers as either a premium service or as part of an a la carte digital movie tier. As of March 2015, it is also available to Sling TV subscribers, along with Sundance TV and TCM, as part of the Hollywood Extra add-on pack.
Epix provides eight multiplex channels, four 24-hour multiplex channels, three of which are simulcast in both standard definition and high definition, as well as a subscription video-on-demand service.
A hybrid premium cable and satellite television network headquartered in New York City, Epix’s subscription video on demand service is operated by a joint venture of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Lions Gate Entertainment.
Viacom handles operational support for the channel, including marketing and affiliate services, through Viacom Music and Entertainment Group.
The Epix television channel features theatrically released motion pictures, documentaries, concert and comedy specials, and boxing and mixed martial arts matches.
Epix relied on legacy, custom technology and solutions for their developmental operations management. The company needed current operational structure in order to launch a new API service for delivering content to any device.
Their Amazon Web Services (AWS) spending was increasing, and there was no support for dynamic scaling of the environment. Overall, Epix lacked coordination and autoscaling to align with their goals in a transitioning business environment.
Products Used For Client: DevOps Consulting, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Technical Products: Ansible, Jenkins, Ruby on Rails, Amazon RDS / Elasticache
Audeo provided key DevOps Consulting methods and the technical expertise to help scale and develop Epix applications in the cloud. In this solution, Audeo pushed video-on-demand delivery to a variety of devices among hundreds of thousands of users. Audeo worked with Epix to develop stack orchestration and autoscaling components in a challenging, always-on environment. Today, Epix’ challenges are managed and customers are receiving the products and services at the level they desire.