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Acorn rolls into 30 more countries

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Last Enemy

North American streaming service Acorn TV is continuing its global roll-out by launching in 30 additional countries, including Australia, New Zealand and India.

The service, which launched in Canada and the US in 2011, announced the expansion earlier today.

In Europe, Acorn will be available in Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

It will also launch in South Africa and in 10 countries across the Caribbean. In South America, where it launched in 12 territories back in June, it will now also be available in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Guyana.

Consumers will be able to watch Acorn content, which is focused on UK drama series, via apps on Apple TV, Android, iPhones, iPads and Roku streaming players for US$4.99 a month.

Programmes including Poldark, The Bletchley Circle, The Last Enemy with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Craig’s wartime drama Sword of Honour will be offered in English, with Spanish subtitles available.

The streamer’s parent company, Acorn Media Enterprises, became part of AMC earlier this year following the US network’s takeover of previous Acorn owner RLJ Entertainment.

Matthew Graham, senior VP and general manager at Acorn TV, said: “Acorn TV is doing phenomenally well in North America, so we’re thrilled to continue to take the Acorn TV experience globally with 30 new countries.

“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.”



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