Cord-cutters rejoice! Philo, a streaming service startup, today launched a low-cost Internet-based TV streaming service for just $16 a month. So, what’s the catch? The service excludes sports channels and popular broadcast networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. Philo is an internet television company currently based in San Francisco, California. The service first launched at Harvard University in 2009. Investors in the company include HBO, Facebook co-founder, Andrew McCollum, and Mark Cuban.
The $16 a month plan includes more than 35 channels. Customer can purchase nine additional channels for $4 a month. The current channel lineup includes programming from A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Network and Viacom channels like A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, History, IFC, MTV, Nickelodeon, TLC and more. The new service will feature live TV, DVR and on-demand services for entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming.
Philo is built on groundbreaking technology, It includes powerful features and functionality at no additional cost, including:
- Seven-day free trial that you can start in seconds with just a phone number;
- Watch on up to three different devices at the same time;
- Streamlined interface, intelligent search, and easy but powerful functionality to save and follow your favorite shows;
- Philo also plan to integrate a social platform that connects you with your friends and family to discover new content, effortlessly share your favorite shows, and watch shows together.