Philo Adds Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV to Streaming Lineup

Philo Adds Pop, Smithsonian Channel
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Streaming TV service Philo said it added Smithsonian Channel and Pop TV to its base package.

The base package now has more than 70 channels and will continue to cost $25 a month.

“We’re super excited to kick off 2023 with two new channel additions - Smithsonian Channel and Pop TV,” said Adam Salmons, Philo’s head of distribution and content partnerships, in a blog post.

“We know our Philo community will love the awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing factual entertainment from Smithsonian Channel, as well as the fun, comedy-leaning Pop TV shows for viewers raised on ‘80s and ‘90s network TV,” Salmons said.

Philo offers streaming TV at a low price by focusing on entertainment channels and avoiding expensive networks with sports.

Smithsonian and Pop are part of Paramount Global. Philo already carries a number of Paramount channels including  BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network and TV Land. ■

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