Acorn TV Touts Diversified Distribution

Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ subscription streaming service featuring British and international television shows, June 26 touted its expanded distribution channels in the past month, including increased availability on the Apple TV app, The Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Video Channels in Canada, and Android TV.

The 8-year-old streaming service remains available through Acorn.TV as well as Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, and apps on the App Store, Android Google Play, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Later this summer Acorn TV will also be available as an app on Vizio smart TV’s.

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Pending programing includes the exclusive U.S. premiere of the second season of Swedish dramedy, “The Simple Heist,” (July 1); and a second season of British crime drama, “London Kills” (July 15). 

“Acorn TV is now available in more ways than ever before so customers can watch its addictive international mysteries and dramas on whatever device or platform they prefer,” Mike Pears, president of U.S. Distribution for RLJ Entertainment and Acorn TV, said in a statement. “With millions of drama and mystery fans worldwide, we’re thrilled to work with these key distribution partners to continue to evolve the service and expands its distribution in North America as well as worldwide.”