Acorn TV Launches in Latin America


The North American streaming service Acorn TV is now available in 12 Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices.

The LatAm launch covers Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Initially, Acorn TV in Latin America will feature the first season of the hit British dramedy Doc Martin; Irish detective drama Jack Taylor, seasons one through three starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey); Line of Duty, seasons one and two; the complete series of the original Poldark; British historical drama The Great Train Robbery; Aussie cop drama East West 101; BBC period piece The Indian Doctor; and the U.K. series The Syndicate, among others. Acorn TV will add new programs regularly.

Matthew Graham, senior VP and general manager 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 U.S. 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,” added Miguel Penella, CEO 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 of content acquisition at Roku, commented, “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.”