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Acorn TV Expands Distribution to New Platforms


Acorn TV, a streaming service for British and international television in North America, has expanded its distribution with increased availability across additional platforms.

With the expansion, customers in the U.S. and Canada can now subscribe to Acorn TV on the new Apple TV app in the Apple TV channel offerings. They can also purchase the service directly through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. Acorn TV, which is already available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.S., will soon be available as an add-on subscription service through Prime Video Channels in Canada as well. Android smart TV and digital media player owners can now access the service as an app on their devices as well.

Acorn TV remains available through Acorn.TV, Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity and apps on the App Store, Android Google Play, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The streaming service will roll out as an app on Vizio smart TV’s later this summer.

Acorn TV features exclusive Acorn TV Originals such as Agatha Raisin, London Kills and Queens of Mystery, and a number of other popular series, including Line of Duty, Doc Martin and Murdoch Mysteries.

Mike Pears, president of U.S. 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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