Philo offers Fandor indie film streaming service through Cineverse deal

Wallet-friendly virtual MVPD Philo will start offering an on-demand option of indie film streaming service Fandor as part of its movies package add-on, under a new deal with Cineverse.

Philo is offering Fandor, a service focused on independent films, documentaries and international features, as part of its “Movies & More” package, which costs $3 per month on top of Philo’s base package (which starts at $25 per month for 70 channels).

Fandor touts independent gems, with new releases from the festival circuit and curated classics. Fandor is joining Philo’s movie package of on-demand content that also includes FMC, Reelz and Sony Movies.  

The move marks wider distribution of Fandor for Cineverse, which acquired the subscription streaming service and its catalog of over 4,600 film titles across 400 partner film companies in 2021.

“The addition of Fandor provides a greater array of choices to Philo’s ‘Movies & More’ add-on package, ensuring consumers will have the opportunity to explore both new and beloved favorites, available for viewing on demand,” said David Chu, EVP and general manager of Cineverse Networks, in a statement. “As we continue to aggressively expand the distribution of Fandor, we are certain that this will lead to new fans discovering our indie streaming platform.”

The addition of Fandor isn’t the first work between Cineverse and Philo. Most recently Cineverse, which has its own flagship AVOD service by the same name, launched three FAST channels on Philo including Comedy Dynamics, Screambox TV, and The Bob Ross Channel. A reality lifestyle channel called So…Real is teed up for launch in the coming months.

Philo over the past few months has been adding an array of FAST channels to its programming lineup, including in July with Chicken Soup for the Soul and a collection of music video channels from Vevo, among others.