AMC-owned streaming platform Acorn TV is making its British and international content available in 30 new countries, including India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.
The service, operated by AMC division RLJ Entertainment, has expanded to cover 10 new European and 10 Caribbean countries, as well as Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Guayana.
Acorn TV will offer English-language programmes with English and Spanish subtitles for US$4.99 per month. Series carried hail from Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe, and include such hits as Doc Martin, Poldark, Jack Taylor and The Secret Agent. Wartime drama Sword of Honour, starring Daniel Craig, is also part of Acorn’s content library.
The video-on-demand (VOD) service is available online at acorn.tv or via Apple TV, Android, iPhone, iPads and Roku streaming players.
“Acorn TV is doing phenomenally well in North America, so we’re thrilled to continue to take the Acorn TV experience globally,” said Matthew Graham, senior VP and general manager, Acorn TV. “We are excited for global fans of British and international drama and mystery to discover the wonders of Acorn TV with addictive series featuring stellar acting, beautiful settings, and gripping storylines.”
Acorn TV which first appeared in 2011 in the US and Canada, began an international roll-out in June, launching in 12 Latin American countries. With its sister VOD service Urban Movie Channel, Acorn TV registered more than 800,000 subscribers by the middle of 2018.