SILVER SPRING, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North America’s most popular streaming service for British and international television, Acorn TV, is now available in Mexico. Consumers can now subscribe to Acorn TV via their Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™ by visiting the Roku Channel Store. The programs will be spoken in English with Spanish subtitles available. In Mexico, the Acorn TV streaming service is available for MXN $89 per month.
At launch, Acorn TV will feature the first season of smash hit British dramedy Doc Martin; Irish detective drama Jack Taylor, Series 1-3 starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey); one of BBC’s top dramas with Line of Duty, Series 1-2; the complete series of the original Poldark; British historical drama The Great Train Robbery; Aussie cop drama East West 101; charming BBC period drama The Indian Doctor; addictive British drama The Syndicate, among many other series. Acorn TV will add new programs regularly.
“Mexico is a large a large, dynamic country that is embracing streaming. Launching with our partner Roku reflects our priority of accelerating the expansion of our distribution footprint,” 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.”
Matthew Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer at Roku, added, “We want to give our customers in Mexico a diverse and large breadth of content. We continually add new streaming channels, such as Acorn TV, to our Channel Store which today boasts 4,500+ options in Mexico. Acorn TV is a great example of how content can be distributed around the world allowing a publisher to reach a much wider audience.”
Called “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR and featuring “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” by The New York Times, Acorn TV has quickly become one of the top streaming services and is a great value in streaming at only MXN $89 a month and is commercial free. Acorn TV curates the very best in international television. Acorn TV exclusively premieres several new international series and/or seasons every month from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries.
Read recent commission and co-production announcements at https://www.rljentertainment.com/press-room/
About RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.tv, and UMC.tv.
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