Philo Brings Streaming TV Service to NCTC’s More than 750 Cable and Broadband Providers

SAN FRANCISCO (JULY 25, 2018) — 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 compliment 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 direction.”

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 days;
  • 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 territories.

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.com. Media Inquiries Contact: Eileen Tanner, 509-521-2594, eileen@zebrapartners.net Alana Davis, alana@philo.com, or Joanne Dant, 720-344-3385 joanne@theprimaveragroup.com. 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.

*The Philo channel lineup is below (updated 11/26/2018).

43 Channel Package, $16/month
56 Channel Package, $20/month