Acorn TV grows distribution footprint

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV.

The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV.

For Apple, customers in the US and Canada can now subscribe to Acorn TV directly via the Apple TV app, while the platform is now available for purchase through Premium Subs on the Roku Channel.

On Amazon, the service is available as an add-on sub through Prime Video Channels, and on Android, it is available as an app on Android TV Smart TVs and digital media players.

Acorn TV is accessible through Acorn.TV as well as Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity and apps on the App Store, Android Google Play, Roku and Amazon FireTV.

Later this summer, Acorn TV will also be available as an app on Vizio smart televisions.

The platform’s recent originals include London Kills and Queens Of Mystery. Most recently, Irish broadcaster RTÉ and Acorn Media Enterprises co-commissioned Victorian mystery Dead Still.

Mike Pears, president of US distribution for RLJ Entertainment and Acorn TV, said: “Acorn TV is now available in more ways than ever before so customers can watch its addictive international mysteries and dramas on whatever device or platform they prefer.

“With millions of drama and mystery fans worldwide, we’re thrilled to work with these key distribution partners to continue to evolve the service and expands its distribution in North America as well as worldwide.”

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