Acorn TV launches in Latin America

North America’s streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, is now available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku devices and via acorn.tv. The monthly subscription costs USD 4.99 per month.
The launch in Latin America includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. The programs will be in English-language with Spanish subtitles available.
Acorn TV is owned by RLJ Entertainment, the premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel). In early 2018, AMC Networks announced a deal to acquire majority control of RLJ Entertainment.
Acorn TV in Latin America will feature the first season of British dramedy “Doc Martin”; Irish detective drama “Jack Taylor”; BBC’s top drama “Line of Duty”; the complete series of the original “Poldark” and the Aussie cop drama “East West 101”, among other series. Acorn TV said it will add new programs regularly.
“One of our top 2018 priorities is accelerating our expansion of our distribution footprint, and Acorn TV’s launch in Latin America with our partner Roku is another step in this progression,” stated Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment. “Acorn TV is off to an incredible start in 2018 with several popular, critically-acclaimed Acorn TV Originals, as well as the announcements for our first sole commissions. This advancement in our international expansion underscores our confidence of achieving our target of one million subscribers by early 2019.”