SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starting today, Philo’s national TV streaming service is adding Hallmark Channel, along with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama, to its line-up of other top entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming. These beloved channels are available on Philo just in time for top-rated holiday programming events, Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas.” The three channels join other popular networks including A&E, AMC, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, ID, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Tastemade, WE TV, and many more, for only $16/month subscription.
Twenty-two new Christmas-themed movies will debut on Hallmark Channel this season, starting this Saturday with “Christmas at Pemberley Manor.” Plus, Philo subscribers will have access to an ambitious lineup of new, original content, including scripted primetime series; annual specials; a daily, two-hour lifestyle show; and other quality family entertainment. And, if subscribers miss a Hallmark Christmas movie premiere, they don’t need to worry. With Philo’s 72-hour look back feature, on demand service and unlimited DVR, they can watch when and where they want.
“Since our launch last November, Philo has remained focused on building a better way to watch entertainment-based TV. The Hallmark networks join an amazing slate of programming partners, and have been our most requested to add since launch,” said Andrew McCollum, Philo CEO. “What better way to kick off the holiday season than by adding three new channels from Hallmark to our service.”
To access Philo, fans can trial and subscribe at philo.com, free for seven days, by using just their phone number to get started and begin watching Hallmark programming within seconds. Philo offers two bundle options: 43 channels for $16, or 55 channels for $20. 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.
Additionally, as TV fans start thinking more about the holidays, they can give the Gift of Philo for six months for $99. The program launches November 14 for a limited time.
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 first entertainment-focused streaming TV service, Philo offers live TV, unlimited DVR, on-demand, and content from top programmers all available on web browsers, iOS, iPad, FireTV, Roku, with more to come. Philo is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit philo.com.
ABOUT CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies, scripted series, annual specials, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show. Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,” featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Miracles of Christmas”. Hallmark Drama showcases the rich legacy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame library and with zero duplication, spotlights movies and series from Crown Media’s collection of original dramatic content. Crown Media Family Networks is also home to Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s subscription streaming service, which offers wholly distinct content from the company’s linear channels. Crown Media Family Networks’ digital publishing extension, Hallmark Publishing, is an eBook division that creates novelizations of previously aired original movie favorites. It also accepts author submissions for original, on-brand manuscripts that can be greenlit as a new movie or series for one of the company’s three linear networks.
For more information, please visit www.crownmediapress.com
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The Philo channel lineup is below.
Philo 43 Channels - $16
- Animal Planet
- AXS TV
- BBC America
- BBC World News
- Cheddar Big News
- Comedy Central
- Discovery Channel
- Food Network
- Hallmark Channel (NEW)
- Hallmark Drama (NEW)
- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (NEW)
- Investigation Discovery (ID)
- Lifetime Movies
- Nick Jr.
- Sundance Channel
- Travel Channel
- TV Land
- We TV
Additional 12 channels for an incremental $4:
- American Heroes Channel
- BET Her
- Cooking Channel
- Destination America
- Discovery Family
- Discovery Life
- MTV Live