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New Streaming TV Service 'Philo' Launches at $16/Month for Viewers Not Interested in Sports Content

The latest TV streaming service, Philo, will provide subscribers with a cost that undercuts the price of competing "over the top" services by excluding sports-related content (via Business Insider). This means Philo starts at $16/month for access to 37 entertainment networks, which you can watch on your iPhone, MacBook, connected TV, Roku, and soon the Apple TV. Philo started by providing programming to college students on campuses across the United States, and is led by CEO Andrew McCollum, who was a founding member of Facebook. The company gained strategic investments totaling $25 million from five programming partners, including A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps, and Viacom. Every channel in the basic $16/month tier is listed below: - A&E - AMC - Animal Planet - AXS TV - BBC America - BBC World News - BET - Cheddar - CMT - Comedy Central - Discovery Channel - DIY - Food Network - FYI - GSN - HGTV - History - IFC - ID - Lifetime - Lifetime Movies - MTV - MTV2 - Nickelodeon - Nick Jr. - OWN - Science - Spike - Sundance Channel - TeenNick - TLC - Travel Channel - TV Land - Velocity - VH1 - Viceland - We TV For $20/month you can watch everything listed above, with the following channels added: - American Heroes Channel - BET Her - Cooking Channel - Destination America - Discovery Family - Discovery Life - Logo - MTV Live - Nicktoons Because TV providers sell content in bundles, Philo's lack of sports programming also hinders some of its entertainment offerings, including any channels owned by Disney and Fox. There also