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Philo Brings Streaming TV Service to NCTC's More Than 750 Cable and Broadband Providers


Philo, a national streaming television service, today announced it is
partnering with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to
offer Philo to the NCTC membership of 750 cable and broadband providers.
Through this partnership, NCTC member companies can offer Philo's
innovative over-the-top service to their eight million TV viewers across
the U.S.

"Our partnership with NCTC will expand the available options for
millions of TV lovers by giving them access to the unique
entertainment-focused package we've created," explained Andrew McCollum,
Philo's CEO. "Philo is a perfect complement to the existing services,
particularly high-speed internet, that these companies already offer."

Philo currently features more than 40 top cable channels offering the
best in entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming, including
A&E, AMC, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, ID, Lifetime, MTV, OWN,
Tastemade, WE TV and many more.

"This agreement is another way for our members to offer even more
choices to their customers," said Rich Fickle, CEO and President of
NCTC. "We know how important it is that we continue to find new ways to
add value to our members and our new relationship with Philo, an
innovative and forward-thinking brand, is a powerful step in that

Last fall, Philo launched the industry's first entertainment-focused
skinny bundle. Subscribers can access Philo through browsers, Amazon
Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, iPhone App & Android via Chrome, as well as 37
TV Everywhere apps and websites for participating networks. Also
included for just a $16 per month subscription:

  • The ability to watch on up to three different devices at the same time;
  • The freedom to watch the way you want with an unlimited 30-day DVR, a
    deep on-demand library, pause any live channel, start programs from
    the beginning, and watch programs that have aired in the past three
  • A streamlined interface, intelligent search, and the ability to easily
    send your favorite shows to others;
  • Easily share favorite shows with friends and family. For non-Philo
    users, signing up and watching is as easy as entering a phone number;
  • Subscribers are eligible for a $5 Philo credit for referring friends
    and family and there's no limit to number of referral credits an
    individual can earn.

NCTC is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a
programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member
companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its

About Philo:

Inspired by Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television,
Philo was created to build a better TV experience. The company started
in the college market and is now available nationwide, offering
subscribers dozens of top-rated television channels for just $16. In
addition to being the industry's first entertainment-focused streaming
TV service, Philo offers live TV, unlimited DVR, on-demand, and content
from top programmers on multiple platforms, well as more than 35
participating TVE apps. With programming agreements and investment from
top programming groups: A+E, AMC, Discovery, and Viacom, as well as
additional funders including CBC New Media, NEA, Rho Ventures, Xfund and
others Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and
Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit

Philo is a registered trademark of Philo, Inc. Use of this trademark by
Philo and/or any approved licensees does not imply any association with,
or endorsement by, any person, living or dead.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other

*The Philo channel lineup is below.

Philo 40 Channels - $16

• A&E


• Lifetime



• Lifetime Movies

• Animal Planet



• MTV2

• BBC America

• Nickelodeon


• BBC World News

• Nick Jr.



• Cheddar

• Paramount

• Cheddar Big News

• PeopleTV


• Science

• Comedy Central

• Sundance Channel

• Discovery Channel

• Tastemade


• TeenNick

• Food Network



• Travel Channel


• TV Land


• Velocity

• History

• VH1


• Viceland

• Investigation Discovery (ID)

• We TV


Additional nine channels for an incremental $4:

• American Heroes Channel

• BET Her

• Cooking Channel

• Destination America

• Discovery Family

• Logo

• MTV Live

• Nicktoons

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