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AMC’s British Programming Focused Streamer Acorn TV to Launch in U.K. This Month



Acorn TV, AMC Community’s British programming centered streamer, is to launch within the U.Ok. on the finish of the month.

Launching on April 29 with dramas corresponding to ITV’s “Foyle’s Conflict” and the BBC’s “Holding Religion” in addition to the British-produced Acorn TV authentic “Queens of Thriller,” the service will cost £4.99 ($6.20) per 30 days within the U.Ok. or £49.99 ($62) a yr.

Acorn TV claims a couple of million paid subscribers within the U.S., the place it gives dramas, mysteries and comedies from the U.Ok., Australia, New Zealand, Eire and Scandinavia.

Acorn TV is providing a 30-day free trial for a restricted time, and will likely be accessible on gadgets corresponding to Roku, Hearth TV, Android, Apple cellular and Apple TV, and says it’s coming quickly to Amazon Channels and Apple TV Channels.

The streamer is pushing into an more and more aggressive U.Ok. SVOD market, which has seen launches by BritBox, Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus in latest months. Its most important competitors is prone to be ITV and BBC streamer BritBox, which gives programming from the U.Ok. broadcasters and is priced £5.99 ($7.45) a month.

Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, the U.Ok.-based growth division for Acorn TV, stated it will proceed to broaden its fee and co-production slate. Acorn TV will add unique new exhibits each week, together with Irish interval thriller collection “Lifeless Nonetheless” and New Zealand thriller “The Sounds.”

It has commissioned a number of collection, together with “Queens of Thriller,” “Agatha Raisin,” “Lifeless Nonetheless,” “The Sounds,” and British crime drama “London Kills.” It has additionally co-produced Irish household drama “Blood,” starring Adrian Dunbar, Irish comedy “Discovering Pleasure,” created by and starring Amy Huberman, and Welsh thriller “Holding Religion,” starring Eve Myles.

“Queens of Thriller” is created and co-written by “Doc Martin “and “New Trick’s” Julian Unthank, and is a recent spin on the basic whodunit.

The lineup additionally consists of wartime detective drama “Foyle’s Conflict,” latest variations of Agatha Christie novels “And Then There Have been None,” “Companions in Crime” and “The Witness for the Prosecution,” ITV drama “Girlfriends” and BBC drama “Accused.”

Acorn TV, which owns a majority stake within the Agatha Christie literary property, launched within the U.S. in 2011, commissioning, co-producing and licensing productions from U.Ok., Eire, Australia and New Zealand.

Acorn TV expanded internationally in 2018 and is now accessible in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America, amongst different territories.

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