Acorn TV Heads to Portugal


AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is set to launch in Portugal on October 1 and will be available on MEO and NOS.

At launch, Acorn TV Portugal will include the hit British drama Doc Martin; Irish legal drama Striking Out; detective drama Jack Taylor, starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) and based on Ken Bruen’s bestsellers; Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, an adaptation of Agatha Christie; The Level, which has a cast that includes Robert James-Collier from Downton Abbey; and Collision, with Douglas Henshall from Shetland.

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) will support Acorn TV in Portugal, providing affiliate sales, marketing, PR and versioning services, among others.

Matthew Graham, Acorn TV’s general manager, said: “Acorn TV has been remarkably successful and we’re very excited about bringing some of the most iconic and critically acclaimed television shows to Portugal. Acorn TV has become a household name in the U.S. thanks to the excellence of its programming content, including award-winning series from major networks, such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ABC Australia and RTE as well as series Acorn TV commissions and co-produces.”