Streaming Service Acorn TV Expands Into 30 More Countries

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British series 'Doc Martin' is among the highlights of Acorn TV's international lineup.

The streamer, offering British and international TV content, is operated by AMC Networks-owned RLJ Entertainment and is now available in such markets as Spain, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.

Acorn TV, the streaming service for British and international TV content that is operated by AMC Networks-owned RLJ Entertainment, is now available in 30 new countries, including Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, as well as 10 new European and 10 Caribbean countries and more South American countries.

The service will offer English-language programs with English and Spanish subtitles for $4.99 per month.

RLJ also operates OTT service UMC (Urban Movie Channel).

Launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2011, Acorn TV first expanded internationally in June into 12 Latin American countries.

Its new European countries are Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, while its new South American territories are Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Guayana.

Consumers there can subscribe at acorn.tv and also watch via apps on 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. “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.”

Among the shows available on Acorn TV are the first seven seasons of British dramedy Doc Martin, with season eight being added on Dec. 17, Benedict Cumberbatch drama The Last Enemy and Daniel Craig-starring wartime drama Sword of Honour.