Acorn TV, a streaming SVOD service focused on British and international programming, announced its first expansion outside the U.S. with service now available in 12 Latin American countries on Roku streaming players.
The service, which will feature English-language programming with Spanish subtitles available, is priced at $4.99 per month (approximately MXN $89).
Acorn TV will initially launch in a dozen countries in the region, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru.
Customers there can sign up for the service through their Roku streaming device or via acorn.tv.
“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,” said Matthew Graham, SVP and GM for Acorn TV, in a statement. “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,” said 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.”
The international expansion marks another win for Acorn TV this year. In April, the RLJ Entertainment-owned SVOD service inked a deal with Comcast for distribution on the cable giant’s Xfinity set-top boxes—Acorn TV’s first MVPD set-top integration.