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MGM+, formerly Epix, (pronounced "epics") is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Epix Entertainment LLC, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

The formation of Epix was announced on April 21, 2008, after individual negotiations between Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate with Showtime to renew their existing film output deals broke down; each of the three studios disagreed with Showtime over the licensing fee rates for which they wanted Showtime to compensate them to allow future releases to air on the Showtime Networks services. In 2017, Paramount and Lionsgate sold their stake in Epix to MGM; Lionsgate had purchased the Starz channel, while Viacom (Paramount's parent company) was preparing to merge with CBS Corporation, reuniting them with Showtime.

The network currently has first-run access to films from Paramount, MGM and Orion Pictures; past arrangements with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions expired in 2019. Epix's film library was licensed to Netflix from 2010 to 2015, boosting the latter's film collection during the streamer's early years. Epix later entered similar arrangements with Prime Video (from 2012 to 2021), Hulu (from 2015 to 2022) and Paramount+ (from 2021 onward); the Hulu deal led Netflix to end their agreement with Epix. Paramount Global and Epix reached a deal which allows Paramount+ to stream select new Paramount theatrical releases just 45 days after opening day, well before they even hit Epix's channels.note  In 2022, following the below-mentioned acquisition, Epix began debuting some Paramount films on its channel simultaneously with Paramount+.

In March 2022, Amazon acquired MGM, making Epix a sister network to Prime Video. While the network's arrangement with Paramount+ remains in effect, its deal with Hulu abruptly ended shortly after the acquisition, and the bulk of its library content was made available on Prime once again in April 2022 (though original series remain largely exclusive to the channel). Under Amazon, Epix was renamed MGM+ on January 15, 2023.

List of MGM+ programming

Bold indicates ongoing or upcoming series.

Alternative Title(s): Epix