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Philo reaches deal to keep AXS, HDNet Movies

The service also added content from Fandor in its "Movies & More" package this week.

The service also added content from Fandor in its "Movies & More" package this week.

Wallet-conscious streaming cable replacement Philo will be keeping AXS and HDNet Movies after all.

On Tuesday, a Philo spokesperson confirmed the company reached a long-term deal with Anthem Sports & Entertainment that will keep AXS in its base package and HDNet Movies in its “Movies & More” add-on package.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The channels were originally scheduled to be dropped on July 31 after a carriage agreement between Philo and Anthem lapsed, though both sides agreed to a temporary extension that allowed AXS and HDNet Movies to remain available through August.

Also this week, Philo announced it was adding independent film content from streaming service Fandor, with on-demand films available to subscribers of the “Movies & More” package.

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Philo costs $25 a month for a lineup of more than 70 linear channels of content from AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, BBC America), A+E Networks (A&E, History Channel, Lifetime), Paramount Global (Comedy Central, Paramount Network, MTV, Nickelodeon, TV Land), the Discovery portfolio of Warner Bros Discovery (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Travel Channel) and others.

Philo is available across all major streaming television platforms — Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV) — as well as popular phones and tablets.

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