The Wall Street Journal: Entertainment channels launch $16-a-month TV bundle called Philo — with no sports

There’s a new way to get about three dozen entertainment-oriented cable channels for $16 a month, so long as you can live without watching the big game.

The online-TV service Philo launched Tuesday, offering a bundle of 37 channels, including Comedy Central, TLC, Food Network, AMC and A&E. It’s the newest player in a sea of streaming offerings promising consumers everything from “skinny bundles” of channels to access to individual networks.

The people behind Philo and the networks supplying its programming say it is a long overdue package aimed at cable TV “cord-cutters” who don’t watch sports and cable news channels. Skeptics see it as a roundup of less popular networks with a limited market on their own.

The Wall Street Journal reported in September that the first-of-its-kind package was in the works. Now, the full channel lineup and details about how it works are here.

Basic Philo subscribers get access to a slate of channels owned by Discovery Communications Inc DISCB, +5.62%   , Viacom Inc. VIAB, -0.68%  , Scripps Networks Interactive SNI, -0.38%  , A+E Networks and AMC Networks. Among the other networks included are Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, History, HGTV and MTV. (For an extra $4, users can tack on nine more channels.)  

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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