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  • Written by Rick Ellis

Acorn TV Surpasses One Million Subscribers

AMC Networks' Acorn TV announced on Thursday that it has surpassed the one million subscriber mark in the U.S. and Canada.

Billing itself as "North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for British and international television," the SVOD focuses on a mix of exclusive and co-produced original shows from The U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other European countries.

The programming includes shows such as "Agatha Raisin," "Doc Martin," "Manhunt," "Queens Of Mystery," "Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries," "Mystery Road" and "Manhunt."

"Since its launch, Acorn TV has led the way for streamers focused on a specialized audience," said Miguel Penella, President, Global Direct-to-Consumer, AMC Networks, in a statment announcing the mileston. "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."

Upcoming premieres include season nine of the popular dramedy series "Doc Martin" on Thursday, September 26th, the debut of the Italian drama series "Back Home" on Monday, September 30th and the return of Ashley Jensen in "Agatha Raisin & The Haunted House" on Monday, October 28th.

Acorn TV is available through Acorn.TV as well as Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, and apps on the App Store, Android Google Play, Roku and Amazon FireTV. It has also recently been added to Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, The Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Video Channels in Canada, YouTube TV, and Android TV.

Acorn TV costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 annually.