A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks and Viacom are on board for a new U.S. streaming video service featuring live TV, DVR and on-demand services, focused on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming.
Launched by Philo, the new service is priced at $16 per month. It includes more than 35 of the top cable channels and can be viewed on TVs, computers, tablets and phones. An additional nine channels can be added for just $4 more per month.
At launch, Philo will carry such channels as A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, GSN, HGTV, HISTORY, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, TLC and Travel Channel.
“Our goal at Philo is to build a television service that people love as much as they love their favorite shows. We’re constantly looking for ways we can improve the experience because at the end of the day, we’re also building Philo for ourselves,” said Andrew McCollum, Philo’s CEO. “We started delivering streaming television at universities six years ago, and we’ve taken all of the unique insight we gained about this new generation of TV watchers in order to build a unique product and content package at an incredible value.”