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Philo adds family-friendly channels to streaming service

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Philo has added two new family-friendly channels to its lineup of general entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge networks.

The new channels, FETV and Family Movie Classics, (FMC) became available to stream on the wallet-friendly live television service this week, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

FETV will be incorporated in Philo’s base package of live channels, which costs $25 a month. The channel airs a curated selection of classic television shows, including “Perry Mason,” “Maude,” “Leave it to Beaver” and “Emergency!” as well as the occasional movie marathon.

FMC is offered in Philo’s “Movies & More” add-on package, which costs an extra $3 a month. FMC airs mostly classic movies spanning several genres, including comedies, musicals, westerns and dramas. On Tuesday, FMC screened the 1943 Roy Rogers western “Silver Spurs,” the 1994 Kenny Rogers film “Gambler V” and the Jack Lemmon classic “Good Neighbor Sam.”

“We know that our Philo community will love Family Entertainment Television’s line-up of great series and movies from the 1950s to the 1990s,” Mitchell Freund, a Philo executive in charge of content acquisition, wrote in a blog post. “Just in time for ‘indoor weather’ and the upcoming holidays, there are plenty of options for shows that the whole family can watch together.”

In addition to FETV, Philo’s base package includes live channels and on-demand content from Paramount Global (MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network), Warner Bros Discovery (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel), A+E Networks (A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, TLC), AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance TV), Bloomberg, Revry, Crackle, Weigel Broadcasting (Me TV, Decades, Start TV) and Sony Television (Game Show Network, Get TV). The package costs $25 a month and comes with an unlimited cloud-based digital video recorder (DVR) that saves movies and shows for at least a year after they air on television.

Philo’s “Movies & More” add-on costs an extra $3 a month and includes about a half-dozen movie networks, including FMC, Reelz, Sony Movies, MGM HD and HDNet Movies.

Philo is available on most smart TV streaming platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV). Earlier this month, Philo also became available on newer-model Samsung TVs powered by the Tizen operating system.

To try out Philo’s streaming television service, click or tap here.

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Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 11 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.
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