Madonna`s "Sticky & Sweet" Concert to Premiere on EPIX

Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:55pm EDT

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Madonna`s "Sticky & Sweet" Show, the most successful tour by a solo artist in
history, will make its world premiere on EPIX. The announcement was confirmed by
the multiplatform entertainment service today. TV and online audiences will be
able to see "Sticky & Sweet" for the very first time when it debuts across all
EPIX platforms: television channel, video-on-demand and online at

The Material Girl`s latest song and dance extravaganza was seen by over 3.5
million Madonna fans in 32 countries around the globe over the last two years.
The show that airs on EPIX was filmed in Buenos Aires` River Plate Stadium,
where she performed for 256,000 fans over four shows in two days. 

"In the premiere league of song-and-dance spectaculars, the queen of pop remains
unrivaled and undefeated," glowed the Times when "Sticky & Sweet" debuted in
London. The tour began in conjunction with the release of the multi Grammy
winner`s "Hard Candy" album, which debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries. Her latest
CD "Celebration"-- the definitive Greatest Hits collection - has just been

"An unstoppable force and the ultimate entertainer, Madonna gives an amazing
performance," said EPIX president Mark Greenberg. "She`s in a category of her

Madonna heads a growing list of major artists who continue to raise the bar for
live events and specials on EPIX. The channel is fast becoming home for some of
the country`s hottest music and comedy stars. 

For more information on Madonna`s "Sticky & Sweet" world television premiere on
EPIX, follow

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 launching with Verizon FiOS and other
distribution partners in October 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. 

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. 

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.

Amanda Kiely, 212-446-1896 

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