Philo Wants to Make TV More Like Facebook

Algorithms, like Netflix’s recommendation engine, have been the secret sauce for streaming television, turning viewers on to shows they never knew they liked. But the power of human suggestions — or what used to be known as the water cooler — might be coming back, thanks to a new streaming service started by an ex-Facebook founder that’s launching Tuesday.

Philo costs $16 a month and includes more than 35 channels from A+E, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps and Viacom — who are also strategic investors in the company. The service is available nationwide and on most...

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By: TheWrap - 3 days ago

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