Discovery (And Other Companies) Reach Breaking Point

As we first reported back in June, Discovery was sick of sports (namely ESPN) jacking up the prices of cable television. They saw this as a punishment to non-sports watchers who are denying themselves a lot of other niche television channels. This frustration led the mass media communications company to announce their plans to launch their own streaming service with other disgruntled networks. That day is here.

A streaming service, minus the sports, named Philo is now available. This a venture spearheaded by Discovery alongside A&E, AMC, and Viacom. For the price of $16 per month, customers will get access to 37 networks.

These networks include:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • Cheddar
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Food Network
  • GSN
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • Nickelodeon
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel

At an additional $4 a month, more channels are available in this service.

These bonus channels include:

  • AHC
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Family Channel
  • Logo
  • MTV Live

This new service includes a 30 day DVR with unlimited storage. It also contains on-demand programming. Live programming can be paused and you can watch any program from the beginning if it aired within the last three days. Lastly, you are able to watch this on three devices at a time.

Philo is supported by:

  • Android via Chrome
  • iOS
  • Roku
  • Web

Join Philo for a 7-day free trial.

 

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