AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is making its UK debut on April 29, the company announced today. The service, which boasts over a million paid U.S. subscribers, will bring world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from around the world to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The service will be £4.99 GPB per month or £49.99 per year and runs without advertising.
“Acorn TV has been phenomenally successful in North America, and we’re excited to bring our slate of exceptional programming from around the world to UK viewers. The United Kingdom has a long-standing tradition of producing first-rate dramas and mysteries, so we’re thrilled to feature so many popular, award-winning programs in one place like ITV’s ‘Foyle’s War’ and BBC’s ‘Keeping Faith,’ as well as introduce UK audiences to the charming, British-produced Acorn TV Original ‘Queens of Mystery,’” said Matthew Graham, general manager, Acorn TV.
“For the last eight years, Acorn TV has curated and produced the very best in global television with a diverse mix of shows from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Scandinavia with the singular focus of satisfying a rapidly growing fanbase seeking high quality mysteries and dramas. As one of the best values in television, Acorn TV will make an excellent add-on to British consumers’ streaming options.”
In addition to the Acorn original “Queens of Mystery,” the service will also have “Foyle’s War,” “Agatha Christie” as well as “Keeping Faith” available to stream at launch. The platform will add ITV drama “Girlfriends,” New Zealand detective drama “Harry,” ITV period drama “The Bletchley Circle,” Scandinavian crime drama “Black Widows,” BAFTA-award winning BBC drama “Accused” and many more later in April.
Acorn TV UK will offer a 30-day free trial and will be available on Roku, Fire TV, Android and Apple mobile and Apple TV and will roll out to Amazon Channels and Apple TV Channels soon.