New internet TV service costs $16, but no sports
NEWYORK— The hook of the latest internet TV service is a low price and no sports channels.
Analysts estimate that internet TV packages such as Sling TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Now have so far signed up a few million customers. These services are meant to replace cable TV with a cheaper price and a smaller bundle of channels.
Unlike the existing services, though, Philo doesn’t offer many of the networks that are often considered must-have. It lacks sports and the dominant cable news networks and excludes broadcast networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox.