Inspired by Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of electronic television, Philo was created to build a better TV experience. The company started in the college market as a laboratory for creating a next-generation TV platform and now offers a new entertainment-focused streaming service nationwide. Consisting of 35+ of the top cable channels and built on groundbreaking technology, Philo is the first-ever streaming television service featuring live TV, DVR, and on-demand services, focused on entertainment, lifestyle, and knowledge programming.

At a Glance

  • Founded in 2009

  • Headquartered in San Francisco, California

  • Launched product in November 2017 after raising $25M from A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom

  • Philo has previously received investment from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Rho Ventures, Xfund, Home Box Office Inc. (HBO), Mark Cuban’s Radical Investments, WME, and CBC New Media Group


Andrew McCollum