North America’s streaming service continues to reach new heights and greatly expand its Acorn TV Originals slate.
“Since its launch, Acorn TV has led the way for streamers focused on a specialized audience. Surpassing one million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada is a major milestone which underscores that subscribers love the trusted Acorn TV experience filled with highly entertaining and captivating original and exclusive entertainment.” – Miguel Penella, President, Global Direct-to-Consumer, AMC Networks
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service for British and international television, has surpassed a major milestone and is now serving more than one million subscribers in the United States and Canada.
Since its launch in 2011, Acorn TV has specialized in original and exclusive mysteries, dramas, and comedies from across the globe including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries.
Doc Martin is a hit on Acorn TV
Content on the service includes ITV’s Manhunt. The broadcaster’s highest rated drama in the past six years with this true crime drama starring Martin Clunes and called “tremendously satisfying” by The New York Times, Acorn TV original Queens of Mystery, the Emmy-nominated mystery series, Sky One’s Agatha Raisin, the funny British mystery series starring Ashley Jensen, London Kills, the straight-to-series order of the British detective drama called a “superb British crime series” by the Los Angeles Times, Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Australia’s 1960s-set spin-off series and Mystery Road, an award-winning Australian detective drama starring Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen.
Other shows, exclusive to Acorn TV stateside and in Canada include Doc Martin, one of ITV’s most popular series with its upcoming ninth season available day after its British premiere in late September, BBC One’s Line of Duty, the UK’s highest rated show of 2019 on the Beeb and from the creator of Bodyguard, A Place to Call Home, addictive Australian period drama called an Aussie Downton Abbey, Jack Irish, Australian conspiracy thriller starring Guy Pearce and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears sees the return of one of the most popular Australia series worldwide with new film in early 2020.
“Acorn TV’s strong momentum, coupled with the growth of our other targeted SVOD services – Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC – further underscores that the special interest SVOD market is growing and has vast potential, including some meaningful advantages over general interest SVOD. AMC Networks is just beginning to tap the potential universe for these services.” – Miguel Penella, President, Global Direct-to-Consumer, AMC Networks