AMC NETWORKS’ STREAMING SERVICE ACORN TV
SURPASSES MAJOR MILESTONE
– ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS –
North America’s groundbreaking streaming service for British TV and Beyond continues to reach new heights and greatly expand its Acorn TV Originals slate
NEW YORK, NY; September 19, 2019 – AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for British and international television, has surpassed a major milestone and is now serving more than one million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. Since its launch in 2011, Acorn TV has specialized in original and exclusive mysteries, dramas, and comedies from across the globe including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries.
Miguel Penella, President, Global Direct-to-Consumer, AMC Networks, said, “Since its launch, Acorn TV has led the way for streamers focused on a specialized audience. Surpassing one million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada is a major milestone which underscores that subscribers love the trusted Acorn TV experience filled with highly entertaining and captivating original and exclusive entertainment. Acorn TV’s strong momentum, coupled with the growth of our other targeted SVOD services – Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC – further underscores that the special interest SVOD market is growing and has vast potential, including some meaningful advantages over general interest SVOD. AMC Networks is just beginning to tap the potential universe for these services.”
Coming up, Acorn TV features the exclusive U.S. Premieres of the season finale of MY LIFE IS MURDER starring Lucy Lawless on Mon., Sept. 23; season 9 of the perennially popular dramedy series DOC MARTIN starring Martin Clunes on Thurs., Sept. 26, the day after its UK world premiere; the engrossing Italian drama series BACK HOME on Mon., Sept. 30; Italian drama THE PROMISED LIFE on Mon., Oct. 14; and the return of Ashley Jensen in AGATHA RAISIN & the Haunted House on Mon., Oct. 28, which is a sole commission for Acorn TV with its development division, Acorn Media Enterprises. Press Site: https://acorn.tv/press
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now; Acorn TV; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.
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