Philo Expands First Entertainment-focused TV Service by Adding Cheddar Big News, PeopleTV and Tastemade

The Best Value Streaming TV Service Now Gives You Even More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (May 31, 2018) — Streaming television service Philo today announced the addition of three new channels to their base package: Cheddar Big News, PeopleTV and Tastemade join a slate of channels including: A&E, AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Investigation Discovery (ID), Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, TLC, Travel Channel, VH1, Viceland and more, all for just $16 per month.

Tastemade will be live today on Philo, with Cheddar Big New and PeopleTV coming soon. These networks will be available to all new and existing subscribers.

This past November, Philo launched as the first-to-market streaming television with a focus on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming. With these new additions, the base package now includes 40 top channels and can be viewed live wherever you are in the U.S. on up to three devices at the same time, recorded to watch up to 30 days later with Philo’s unlimited DVR, or on demand. For $4 more per month, subscribers can add nine more channels to the package.

“Philo is simply a better way to watch TV, and with the addition of Cheddar Big News, PeopleTV and Tastemade, we are thrilled to add even more value for our subscribers,” said Andrew McCollum, Philo’s CEO. “We built Philo for everyone who feels like TV was no longer serving them, and this is one more way we can stand apart.”

Adding to an already diverse and engaging array of content are:

  • Cheddar Big News: From the creators of Cheddar, the go-to digital business news network, Cheddar Big News is a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general news and headline news network.
  • PeopleTV: From PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, PeopleTV features original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres. Viewers have unlimited, behind-the-scenes access into

magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions, high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews and more.

  • Tastemade: 24/7 streaming channel featuring brand-new original shows and fan-favorite Tastemade talent across food, home, and travel lifestyle categories.

Trying Philo is simple — start watching in seconds with just a phone number at Also launched this week is a referral program for Philo subscribers that offers a $5 Philo credit for each referral, as well as a $5 credit for the person they refer. There is no limit to the amount of credit subscribers can earn. More details are available at

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 Media Inquiries Contact: Camille Schmidt, (415) 308-7723 or Alana Davis, Media can access press site here. 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 countries.

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