Acorn TV expands into LatAm with Roku
June 5, 2018
Acorn TV, the North American streaming service for British and international TV, is now available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. Consumers can now subscribe to Acorn TV via their Roku streaming player as well as via acorn.tv. The programmes will be in English-language with Spanish subtitles available. The Acorn TV streaming service is available for $4.99 per month.
Matthew Graham, SVP and GM for RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV, said, “Acorn TV has built a fast-growing subscriber base of passionate and loyal British and international TV fans in the US and Canada, and we are excited to bring our unique offering of premium entertainment to other countries. Latin America marks an excellent first step, and we’re delighted to work with our valued partners at Roku who have been with us since the start of Acorn TV in 2011.”
“One of our top 2018 priorities is accelerating our expansion of our distribution footprint, and Acorn TV’s launch in Latin America with our partner Roku is another step in this progression,” 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.”
Bernarda Duarte, Director Content Acquisition at Roku, added, “Streaming provides consumers with choice and control, enabling them to choose what they want to watch and when they want to watch it. We are excited to welcome Acorn TV on our platform in Latin America, serving those customers who love to watch great drama and detective series and other great British and international programming.”