Cable network Epix inks multiyear deal with Hulu, ends agreement with Netflix

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The cable network Epix and streaming service Hulu have agreed to a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal, while rival Netflix has decided not to renew with Epix.

The Hulu-Epix deal starts Oct. 1 and will bring new releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to Hulu subscribers, the companies announced late Sunday.

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Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Hulu said it involves new titles, library films and Epix original programming.

Meanwhile, Netflix said in a Sunday blog post that that many of the movies it received through its Epix agreement also were widely available at the same time through other subscription platforms. Netflix said it intends to improve its customer offerings through original films and licensing deals with movie studios.