U.S. streaming service Acorn TV, which specializes in British and international television, will begin offering its service in Mexico on Roku devices.
The programs will be spoken in English, with Spanish subtitles available, and the service will cost MXN $89 per month.
“Mexico is a large a large [sic], dynamic country that is embracing streaming. Launching with our partner Roku reflects our priority of accelerating the expansion of our distribution footprint,” said Miguel Penella, CEO of RLJ Entertainment, in a statement. “Acorn TV is off to an incredible start in 2018 with several popular, critically-acclaimed Acorn TV Originals, as well as the announcements for our first sole commissions. This advancement in our international expansion underscores our confidence of achieving our target of one million subscribers by early 2019.”
“We want to give our customers in Mexico a diverse and large breadth of content. We continually add new streaming channels, such as Acorn TV, to our Channel Store which today boasts 4,500+ options in Mexico. Acorn TV is a great example of how content can be distributed around the world allowing a publisher to reach a much wider audience,” said Matthew Anderson, chief marketing officer at Roku, in a statement.
The service also launched in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.
The international expansion for Acorn TV continues the roll that the SVOD has been on lately. In April, Acorn TV announced that its service, which is priced at $4.99 per month in the U.S., will be integrated with Comcast’s X1 platform.
"Acorn TV's first set-top box SVOD launch, particularly to Comcast's large viewer audience, is extremely exciting and a key step forward on our strategic plan to increase our services' distribution footprints toward our objective of 1 million subscribers within 12 months," Penella said.