Press

The Lesser-known member of Facebook’s original team ready for spotlight
“One of the original five Harvard students who helped build the largest social network in the world walks into a gastropub just a few blocks away from the dorm room where it all began…” Go to Story

TV startup led by Facebook co-founder to move to San Francisco
“Philo, a TV startup whose CEO is one of the founding members of Facebook, is moving its headquarters from Cambridge to San Francisco. The company announced the headquarters move on Monday, after also closing $10 million in new investor funding…” Go to Story

Philo Notches $10M ‘B’ Round
“Philo, a startup that has developed an IP-delivered multiscreen video platform tailored for college campuses, said it has landed a $10 million “B” round as it looks to pursue “new market opportunities” and move the company’s headquarters to San Francisco.” Go to Story

Philo leads traditional TV toward campus cord-cutters, and maybe OTT’s future
“What will linear TV of the future look like? With millennials’ ambivalence when it comes to buying pay-TV bundles, traditional cable and satellite operators are struggling to find a middle ground to attract a younger generation.” Go to Story

Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others
“The way people watch TV in a multi-device world is changing, which has led a number of consumers – especially among the younger demographic – to cut the cord with traditional pay TV, or just never sign up in the first place.” Go to Story

World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2014
“Students love [Philo] because, with just a college email address and access to campus Internet, they can watch live TV at philo.com. Universities love it because it reduces bandwidth strain from streaming Netflix and illegal torrenting. And the industry loves it because it deters piracy and delivers the coveted 18- to 24-year-old demographic…” Go to Story

Philo Tunes in More Than 40 Universities
“Philo is nowhere near the size of Comcast, but the scrappy startup has managed to stay a step ahead when it comes to notching IP-powered, multiscreen on-campus video deals with universities and colleges.” Go to Story

Press Releases

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Philo now Available at 40+ Universities Nationwide September 10, 2015

Philo, a next-generation TV platform, today announced that it has launched at 15 new universities providing live TV and DVR service to residential students on any device…

Philo, Next Generation TV Platform, Announces $10M Financing June 15, 2015

Philo, a next-generation TV platform, today announced that it has raised $10 million in its Series B financing. This raise was led by Series A lead investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from CBC New Media Group of Raleigh, NC; Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO); Rho Ventures; XFUND; and CEO Andrew McCollum.

Andrew McCollum Named CEO of Philo November 20, 2014

Philo, an innovative next-generation TV platform, today announces the appointment of Andrew McCollum as the company’s CEO.

Campus Televideo Announces A Partnership With Philo to Offer IPTV Services to College Campuses October 13, 2014

Stamford, Conn. – Campus Televideo, the nation’s largest integrator of television programming to colleges and universities, has added Philo , an innovative next-generation IPTV service, as a new IPTV solution for its valued clients…

Philo Named One of Fast Company’s ‘World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2014’ February 11, 2014

Fast Company’s annual “Most Innovative Companies” issue honors leading businesses including Google, Amazon, Airbnb, and Nike (last year’s Most Innovative Company), along with such rising newcomers as GoPro, GoldieBlox and Fitbit. This year, Fast Company recognized Philo, Inc. as one of their “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2014.”