Philo today announced the addition of CLEO TV, "a new aspirational lifestyle and entertainment cable network serving Millennial and Gen X women of color." And it's filled with names you surely know by now. (No? Read on.)
Original content includes a pair of unscripted cooking shows — New Soul Kitchen with Chef Jernard Wells and Chef Porsche Thomas, and Just Eats with Chef JJ, with Chef JJ Johnson.
On the lifestyle front, you'll find Living By Design With Jake and Jazz. The home redesign show stars siblings Jake and Jazz Smollett and has a bit of a culinary twist. There's also Lens of Culture — a short-form travel series from Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson.
Philo TV is available for just $16 a month for some 45 channels. For $20 a month you'll get bumped up to 53 channels. You can see the full listings here.
The economical choice
The channels — and price — you want.
Philo's plan is simple: Give you the channels you want, and don't charge you too much for it. It's absolutely worth a look.
CLEO TV ANNOUNCES CARRIAGE AGREEMENT WITH PHILO
Cable Network Offering Aspirational Lifestyle Programming for Multicultural Young Women Available to Philo Subscribers Beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019
(SILVER SPRING, MD) – April 10, 2019 – CLEO TV announced today an expansive distribution agreement that will extend CLEO TV's content to Philo's streaming service. This marks the first vMVPD launch for CLEO TV, a new aspirational lifestyle and entertainment cable network serving Millennial and Gen X women of color, which will make it more broadly accessible to viewers. Philo subscribers will be able to enjoy CLEO TV's robust lineup of short and long-form lifestyle programming centered on cooking, home design, docu-series, relationships, movies and much more.
Philo's audience can watch a diverse mix of original content on the CLEO TV channel, including two unscripted cooking series NEW SOUL KITCHEN with Chef Jernard Wells and Chef Porsche Thomas and JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ hosted by culinary superstar Chef JJ Johnson. CLEO TV's lifestyle series include LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ, a home redesign show with a culinary twist featuring sibling duo Jake and Jazz Smollett, and LENS OF CULTURE which is a short-form series hosted by world-travelers and influencers Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson. Viewers will be empowered by the network's signature series CLEO SPEAKS, which features the voices of influential women of color. The network offers several acquired, scripted digital series including the multi-Daytime Emmy-Award nominated drama GIANTS, which follows the lives of three Black millennials each battling their own inner giants as they approach the age of 30.
"We built Philo to be the best TV experience available and with the addition of CLEO TV, this is one more way we can reach that goal," said Andrew McCollum, Philo's CEO.
"The Philo agreement marks CLEO TV's first OTT deal and fits our strategy to widely distribute content to our target audience across multiple distribution platforms and screens," said TV One and CLEO TV General Manager Michelle Rice. "We are excited about the commitment Philo has made to offer fresh and diverse content."
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