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Philo adds 10 new streaming channels from AMC Networks

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Wallet-friendly streaming cable replacement Philo is adding around a dozen new channels programmed by AMC Networks, the company announced on Tuesday.

The 10 new channels come from AMC’s portfolio of free, ad-supported content streams, and includes channels themed from hit AMC franchises like “Portlandia” and “The Walking Dead.”

The new channels added to Philo this week are:

  • Allblk Gems
  • All Reality We TV
  • All Weddings by We TV
  • AMC Thrillers
  • Anime x HiDive
  • IFC Film Picks
  • Portlandia IFC
  • Slightly Off by IFC
  • Stories by AMC
  • The Walking Dead Universe

The new streaming options are incorporated in Philo’s “free channels” section, but the free channels still require a subscription to Philo’s $25 a month base programming plan. That plan includes access to streaming versions of over 70 top-tier cable channels, including legacy AMC channels like AMC, IFC, We TV, BBC America, BBC News and Sundance TV. AMC Networks is an investor-owner in Philo.

Over the last few months, Philo has been laser-focused on bringing more free, ad-supported streaming channels to its service, which allows it to increase the amount of content offered to subscribers without raising the cost of Philo’s core offering. Other free, ad-supported streaming channels offered on Philo include USA Today, Crackle, Screambox TV, Bob Ross Channel and Fail Army.

Philo costs $25 a month and is available on most popular smart TV platforms — including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV), Apple TV and newer-model Samsung smart TVs — as well as through dedicated apps for Apple and Android phones and tablets.

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