Media consumers today have more and more ways to watch their favorite content. Until now, though, there hasn’t been a streaming service exclusively focused on entertainment programming. Starting this week, Philo has that niche all to itself, and Scripps Networks Interactive is bringing its popular lifestyle content to the platform as a launch partner. A+E, AMC, Discovery and Viacom have also been tapped as launch partners.
The new service, which launched nationwide on Tuesday, is priced at $16 per month and includes more than 35 of the top cable channels, including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and DIY Network. Nine other channels, including Cooking Channel, are available as part of an add-on package that costs $4 more per month.
Beyond the low price and compelling content, Philo boasts a sleek and intuitive interface that allows for viewing on three difference devices at the same time, an unlimited 30-day DVR and a large library of on-demand content. An integrated social platform will be added in the near future that connects viewers to friends and family as a way to share favorite shows, find new content and even watch shows together.
“In keeping with our mission to deliver world-class lifestyle content to large new audiences, our partnership with Philo is another great way we’ll reach viewers during this transformative time in the television industry,” said Henry Ahn, President of Content Distribution & Marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. “We’re confident this breakthrough product will resonate with consumers who want the best shows at a great price, with fun social elements to boot.”
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