Acorn TV expands its presence in Mexico

Acorn TV, the SVOD platform focused on British and international content, is available in Mexico for a monthly subscription of MX$ 96 (the official price is USD 4.99). The service is offered via website and Roku streaming players, but according to the company it will soon expand into more devices including iOS (iPad/iPhone), Android and Apple TV.
Currently, Roku sales are banned in Mexico due to a legal battle with pay TV operator Cablevisón (Televisa). In this context, the launch in more devices will help Acorn TV to expand its presence in the country.
“Given Mexico streams more content than any other Spanish-speaking Latin American country, entering the Mexican market is a key milestone for us and part of our expansion plan,” said in a statement Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment that operates Acorn TV.
The service was launched in 2011 in the United States and became one of the leading niche OTT with an offering that includes award-winning series from leading broadcasters like BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ABC Australia and RTE. In June 2018, the company announced the expansion to 12 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Since then, it has been increasing its content offer in the region.
Penella will talk about the Latin American market and the offer of direct-to-consumer services in the next edition of <strong>NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference to be held on November 1 and 2 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami.