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.”