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Philo Adds MeTV, Heroes & Icons, More Free Channels to Lineup

Matt Tamanini

Streaming just got a little more familiar as on Tuesday, live TV streaming service Philo announced the launch of three new free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels from the Weigel Network. The streamer has welcomed classic TV channel MeTV, action and inspirational channel Heroes & Icons, and history and biography channel Story Television. The three channels join fellow Weigel networks DECADES and Start TV which premiered on Philo in June.

MeTV is the home of some of television’s most iconic shows, including “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Leave it to Beaver,” the original “Perry Mason,” “MAS*H,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Carol Burnett,” The Flintstones,” and many more. The channel also has its own original hosted horror movie show “Svengoolie!”

Heroes & Icons airs shows that celebrate heroes of all kinds, both real life and imagined. The channel’s programs are organized into five different categories: war, western, justice, iconic, and all-American heroes. The series on H&I include “MacGyver,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Baywatch,” “Superman,” “Batman,” and all five original Star Trek series: “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

Story Television features historically focused content, with each day specifically programmed around individual genres and themes. Stories include those of military and combat, innovation, world events, American history, modern achievement, unexplained phenomena, and biographical profiles.

Current estimates indicate that Philo has a subscriber base of 800,000 customers and the live TV streamer is ramping up its programming offerings, announcing its first original programming deal earlier this year.

The skinny bundle streamer includes more than 60 popular television channels including AMC, A&E, BET, Discovery, Food Network, History, TLC, Lifetime, Hallmark, Paramount Network, and more. Subscription options start at just $25 per month following a seven-day free trial with the ability to add-on premium channels.

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Philo is a live TV streaming service designed for entertainment lovers which includes 60+ channels for $25 per month.

They have a single $25 plan with major channels from A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Hallmark, and ViacomCBS. These include A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Network. The service also has a Unlimited DVR, which now keeps your recordings for up to a year.

You’ll also get channels like Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, LOGO, and Nicktoons.

While it doesn’t include any local or sports channels like ESPN, FS1 or NBC Sports Network, it is the cheapest option for live entertainment-only TV.

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