Frndly TV Adding Three Channels From Scripps to Streaming Lineup
Ion, Ion Mystery and Grit additions give low-price service 45 channels
Frndly TV, the low-priced, family-friendly streaming TV service, said it made a deal with Scripps Networks to bring Ion, Ion Mystery and Grit to its customers .
The Scripps channels increase the number of live channels Frndly TV offers basic subscribers to 45.
The price for Frndly’s base tier remains $6.99 a month.
Also: vMVPD Frndly TV Grows 40% To Top 700,000 Subs
Scripps Networks has been working to maximize distribution of its channels over the air, via FAST (free, ad-supported television) channels and with virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) like Frndly TV.
Last month Scripps reached a deal with Alphabet that includes getting three of its networks — Scripps News, Ion and Bounce — on YouTube TV. ■
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