New Video Streaming Service Launches In South Africa And Offers British TV Shows

Acorn TV, another global video streaming service, has launched in South Africa offering viewers British and international television series.

Acorn TV comes in at the cost of $4.99 (R71.51) per month, originates from North America and has now expanded and is available in South Africa.

It also expanded into 29 more countries including Australia, India, New Zealand, as well as the Caribbean (Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda), Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland) and South American countries (Uruguay, Venezuela, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Guyana).

The subscription video-on-demand streamer (SVOD) at joins the rapidly growing field of existing video streaming services available in South Africa, including Netflix South Africa, Amazon Prime Video, Naspers' Showmax run by MultiChoice, Cell C black and TV2GO.
The streaming service was launched in 2011 in Canada and America. It will be competition for other British TV channels available in South Africa like BBC Brit and BBC First from BBC Studios Africa supplied to MultiChoice's DStv pay-TV platform, as well as ITV's ITV Choice channel that also runs on DStv.

Acorn TV is managed by RLJ Entertainment which is owned by AMC Networks. Besides the website, Acorn TV is also available as an Acorn TV app on Android, Apple TV, iPhone, Roku and iPad streaming players.

Matthew Graham, The General Manager and Senior Vice-President of RLJ Entertainment said that Acorn TV is doing incredibly well in North America, so RLJ Entertainment is thrilled to continue providing the Acorn TV experience globally to 30 new countries.
Graham said that his team was excited for global fans of British and international content to discover the magic of Acorn TV with its addictive series featuring the best acting, gripping storylines and beautiful settings.

Acorn TV announced that it would be adding new programmes weekly and already had a wide selection of first-class International and British television.
This includes the initial 7 seasons of the popular British dramedy Doc Martin with season eight having been added on 17 December, Daniel Craig starring in the wartime drama Sword of Honour and also the complete series of the original Poldark.

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