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Consolidated Communications is First to Partner with Philo, a new streaming television platform delivering entertainment-focused content

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MATTOON, Ill., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has reached a first-ever agreement with Philo, a television technology company streaming service featuring live TV, DVR and on-demand services that focus on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming. Philo service is available to all Consolidated Communications' customers and can be viewed anywhere on any Internet-connected device.

Philo carries content from popular cable networks, including: A+E Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, HGTV, HISTORY, Lifetime, TLC, Travel Channel and more.

"We're thrilled to partner with Consolidated Communications as the first broadband provider to offer Philo," said Andrew McCollum, chief executive officer at Philo. "Together, we are delivering an innovative product experience and content package at an incredible value to customers."

"Today's families want more viewing options and the content they choose," said Rob Koester, vice president of product management, consumer services at Consolidated Communications. "We're constantly trying to improve the customer experience and expand our streaming services. Philo is a perfect fit for Consolidated's high-speed internet customers who choose to complement or not subscribe to a traditional TV package."

Consolidated Communications, a top 10 fiber provider in the U.S., is the first communications company to sign a deal with Philo.

Philo's free seven day trial is as convenient as entering in your mobile phone number at go.philo.com/Consolidated. After the trial, the subscription begins. You can cancel at any time, and your card will not be charged if you cancel before the end of your free trial.

Philo's 40 channel package is $16 a month and for an additional $4, nine additional channels are added: AHC, BET her, Cooking Channel, Destination AMERICA, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Logo, MTV Live and Nicktoons. Customers can stream programming on their computer or via Philo's app for Apple and Android devices, plus Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Additionally with Philo, customers can watch up to three different devices at the same time; the freedom to watch what you want when you want with an unlimited 30-day DVR, an extensive on-demand library, plus the ability to pause live channels, start programs from the beginning, and watch programs that aired in the past three days. Its streamlined interface and intelligent search makes Philo easy yet powerful to use.

About Consolidated Communications     
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 23-state service area.  Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul.  Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

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 as a laboratory for creating a next-generation TV platform, and now offers a new entertainment-focused streaming service nationwide. Philo has previously received investment from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Rho Ventures, Xfund, Home Box Office Inc. (HBO), Mark Cuban's Radical Investments, WME, and CBC New Media Group. Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit philo.com.

Media Contacts: 
Jennifer Spaude, Vice President of Corporate Communications
Consolidated Communications
507-386-3765, jennifer.spaude@consolidated.com

Eileen Tanner, Zebra Partners on behalf of Philo
509-521-2594
Alana Davis, Philo
alana@philo.com

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