Philo Partners With TV One To Launch The Network’s First vMVPD Distribution Deal

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Philo and TV One announced a distribution agreement, adding the channel to Philo’s lineup of 60+ channels for $20 per month. This marks TV One’s first vMVPD distribution deal. 

Philo subscribers can watch a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming on TV One, including classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers, including popular original series UnsungUncensoredATL Homicide, and Fatal Attraction.

The addition of TV One will align with Philo’s lineup that includes recently added INSP and getTV. These new networks are a great addition to Philo’s programming line-up that includes popular networks including A&E, AMC, BET, CLEO TV, Comedy Central, HGTV, ID, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, ASPIRE, Vh1 and Revolt. 

“We are excited to have TV One’s first vMVPD distribution deal be with Philo,” said TV One and CLEO TV General Manager Michelle Rice. “They have been a great partner and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diverse content.” 

Andrew McCollum, CEO of Philo responded,”What a great time to bring TV One onto the platform as it has been a highly requested network from our customers for quite some time, and we are excited to bring this sought-after content to our subscribers. We’re proud to be the first vMVPD to offer TV One while maintaining our best-in-class price point of $20 per month. Adding more diverse programming aligns with our continued commitment to our community. The addition of TV One is the result of our appreciation for the importance of Black-owned channels and content perspectives to our overall business objectives, which in turn create opportunities for diverse creators.” 

Additionally, Philo’s ethos of “TV for Everyone” includes valuing the broader community and recognizing the responsibility to help accelerate progress by actively dissolving systemic inequity across the board. Some of that will be achieved through initiatives that align with Philo’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) principles. These include: A partnership with the National Urban League to create a three-part “Power Lunch Series: How To Build Your Brand” Donating $1M worth of video ad inventory for Black-owned businesses and social initiatives to run spots on Philo free of charge. Working with programming partners and the Ad Council to air anti-racism PSAs across our platform. A commitment to Black-owned content, including today’s announcement regarding TV One.

In addition to TV One, last month Philo added INSP and getTV networks to their base package. Subscribers have access to great programming including getTV’s schedule of celebrated classic shows and westerns such as Good TimesWalker Texas RangerHot in Cleveland and Bret Maverick. Additionally, INSP will feature their acclaimed Western and Western-adjacent content like their fan-favorite original series The Cowboy Way, whose seventh season will premiere on INSP on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9PM ET. To access Philo, fans can trial and subscribe at philo.com, free for seven days, and begin watching programming within seconds. Philo allows three separate streams on three different devices and everyone who shares the account can create their own profile and have their own sign-in credentials, saved shows, and viewing history. Philo features a streamlined interface, intelligent search, and the ability to easily send your favorite shows to friends – right from within the platform.

All Philo subscribers can watch their favorite shows live from wherever they are in the U.S. on most web, mobile, and TV streaming devices, including Apple TV, FireTV and Roku. Additionally, subscribers can take advantage of 30-day unlimited-storage DVR at no additional cost, and watch thousands of shows and movies on demand.