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Charter to Launch EPIX

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Charter and EPIX reach agreement for television, on demand and online content to launch in May 2010

St. Louis, MO and New York, NY, February 4, 2010 – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that it will launch EPIX™, a multiplatform premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service to customers during May.   EPIX is the premium entertainment joint venture formed by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).

EPIX offers the latest Hollywood movies, 15,000 films from three of the top motion picture libraries, cutting-edge original programming and special comedy and concert events to Charter customers around the nation.  Charter and EPIX recently reached an agreement, terms of which were not disclosed.

“Video consumption is evolving, and our customers want access to the best movies and entertainment, when they want it and on multiple platforms,” said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter’s Vice President of Product Management.  “We strive to continuously add more entertainment options and enhance the overall experience for our customers, and EPIX offers new content with convenience and control for our customers through a linear, on-demand and online total viewing experience.”
Mark Greenberg, president of EPIX, added, “Teaming with a cable operator that has the reach of Charter significantly increases our national footprint and is an important step forward as we bring the EPIX multi-screen experience to the current audience and the next generation of viewers who will be watching entertainment on both television and emerging platforms.”

Through its distribution partnerships, EPIX will be available for consumers in nearly 16 million homes by May 2010.

Movie and entertainment offerings from EPIX that will be available to Charter  customers across multiple platforms include blockbustersStar Trek andGI Joe, the cult hitParanormal Activity, Tyler Perry’s highly successful film franchise –Madea Goes to Jail and I Can DoBad All by Myself, critically acclaimedPrecious, the soon-to-be-released Hot Tub Time Machine plus music and comedy all-star specials likeMadonna Sticky & Sweet: Live from Buenos Aires andSam Kinison Back from Hell featuring Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Jay Leno, George Lopez, Norm MacDonald, Kathy Griffin, Jon Lovitz and many others andTough Trade, a new original series in production starring Sam Shepard, Lucas Black and Cary Elwes and T. Bone Burnett as music producer.

About Charter
Charter Communications, Inc. (CCMM - OTC Bulletin Board), is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter Telephone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at

About EPIX
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation multiplatform premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of the partner studios, EPIX will deliver films from Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies released theatrically on or after January 1, 2008 and MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles released theatrically on or after January 1, 2009, which will be available exclusively to its subscribers. In addition, it will carry up to 22 Roadside Attractions films slated for theatrical release in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and up to 20 of Samuel Goldwyn's films slated for theatrical release in 2010 and 2011.

Providing a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service, EPIX will air new Hollywood titles plus classic feature films, original series, and music and comedy specials. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up on video-on-demand, online and on the linear channel. Further, EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry’s most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available online to subscribers via its enhanced service EPIX Megaplex.

The joint venture controls all rights to EPIX’s programming and Viacom provides operational support, including marketing and affiliate services through its MTV Networks division.

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Anita Lamont
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