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.”
To access Philo, fans can subscribe at philo.com. All Philo subscribers can watch their favorite shows live from wherever they are in the U.S. on most web, mobile, and TV streaming devices, including Apple TV, FireTV and Roku.
For more information about CLEO TV and its upcoming programming, visit the network’s companion website at www.mycleo.tv. CLEO TV viewers can subscribe to our Youtube Channel for exclusive content and more. Join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using the hashtag #CLEOTV. Additional information about Philo is available online at www.philo.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@PhiloTV).