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EPIX Advances Keary Hanan to Senior Vice President, Digital Programming and Production

Premium entertainment network EPIX, is pleased to announce today that Keary Hanan has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Programming and Production from Vice President, Executive Managing Editor. In this new position, Hanan will guide overall digital strategy at the network while overseeing implementation and day-to-day operations. She will continue to be responsible for delivering an engaging digital presence for the network utilizing content from EPIX’s originals and from studio partners Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM. In addition, Hanan will serve as the lead in building an active online community for the network through EPIX’s social platforms. For the past five years Hanan has been a driving force in the inception and launch of EPIX on all new platforms including online at EPIX.com, and EPIX apps on devices including PS3, Xbox, Roku, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, among others. Hanan is based in New York City and will continue to report to Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer.

Keary Hanan (Photo: Business Wire)

Keary Hanan (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re excited to announce Keary’s promotion and highlight her contributions in making EPIX stand apart from the rest,” said Emil Rensing. “Keary is a huge asset to the digital team and to the network as a whole. She challenges everyone around her to continue pushing the limits of capability on new platforms and always brings fresh thinking to the table when it comes to initiating and developing relationships with our subscribers.”

Hanan came to EPIX as an accomplished editor in the media industry with stints at TV Guide, Extra and Inside Edition. She previously was Executive Managing Editor at TV Guide where she was responsible for overseeing content decisions across all platforms, for daily programming, Breaking News Specials, and serving as the primary liaison for Ad Sales & Marketing. Prior to TV Guide, Hanan was Managing Editor at Extra where she assigned and directed all stories produced out of the New York Bureau. Before Extra, Hanan worked in multiple capacities at King World Productions, including Evening Assignment Editor for Inside Edition. She began her career at 20th Television as a production assistant working on the popular show A Current Affair.

Hanan has garnered multiple awards on behalf of EPIX during her tenure, including the Social TV Summit “Best Connected” TV award, 2011 PromaxBDA Design Awards finalist for “Interactive Media, Network Website” and most recently, personally being named a CableFAX finalist for “Best Web Content Director.”

A graduate of Colby College, Hanan lives in New York City with her husband, two children and two labs. She can be found on Twitter @kearyhanan.

About EPIX

EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).

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