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YouTube TV picks up two more networks w/ Acorn TV and UMC

YouTube TV’s channel list has been growing continuously over the past few months, and today, two more channels are being added. AMC is bringing its Acorn TV and UMC channels to YouTube TV starting today.

AMC already has several of its channels on YouTube TV, but Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel) mark the latest with more specific types of content. Acorn TV hosts International and British television programs such as ManHunt, Line of Duty, Doc Martin, and others. The network’s content is available as an add-on for $6/month.

UMC, on the other hand, has an “extensive library of popular Black film and television.” The channel includes programs such as A House Divided and Beyond the Pole, among many others. UMC is a $5/month add-on for YouTube TV.

Both of these new add-on channels are available starting today.

Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Now Available on YouTube TV

AMC Networks Streamers Join Sister Services Shudder, Sundance Now, and AMC Premiere in YouTube TV Additional Network Offerings

Silver Spring, MD (August 22, 2019) — AMC Networks today announced the launch of two of its proprietary subscription streaming services on YouTube TV,  Acorn TV(, North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for British and international television; and UMC (, the first and largest streaming service for Black TV and film. The services will join sister services Shudder, Sundance NOW, and AMC Premiere as part of YouTube TV’s expanding lineup of premium streaming service add-on options.

With the launch of Acorn TV and UMC’s add-on channels, YouTube TV subscribers nationwide will be able to access both streaming services’ highly in-demand, award-winning original, exclusive and popular content, including Acorn TV’s bingeable mysteries, dramas and comedies from across the globe, as well as UMC’s extensive library of popular Black film and television content. Acorn TV’s add-on channel is now available via YouTube TV for $6 a month, and UMC’s add-on channel is $5 a month.

Programming now available on Acorn TV’s YouTube TV channel includes:

  • Manhunt This 2019 series earned the highest ratings for a new ITV drama in more than six years, starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as a former police detective who tenaciously pursues a serial killer.
  • Line of Duty — From the creator of international sensation Bodyguard, BBC One’s highest-rated critically adored cop thriller takes a probing look into modern police corruption, with new guest leads every season.
  • Agatha Raisin — Emmy®-nominated actress Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) returns in the adaptations of MC Beaton’s best-selling novels as an amateur sleuth who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem and murder in this Acorn TV Original series.
  • Doc Martin —This long-running beloved UK series stars Martin Clunes as a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor in the charming town of Portwenn, where he clashes with the village’s quirky inhabitants.
  • Keeping Faith — Award-winning actress Eve Myles (Torchwood, Broadchurch) stars in this Acorn TV Original hit thriller series as Faith, a lawyer with a happy marriage until her husband suddenly disappears.
  • Other bingeable dramas including Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Midsomer Murders, as well as Acorn TV Original series Queens of Mystery and Mystery Road.

Programming now available on UMC’s YouTube TV channel includes:

  •  A House Divided — UMC’s newest original drama series starring Demetria McKinney, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Paula Jai Parker, and Brad James.
  • Beyond the Pole — UMC’s first original reality series that follows six of Atlanta’s most popular exotic dancers on their journeys out of the strip club world with the help of Stormy Wellington, a former dancer turned multi-millionaire.
  • UMC’s No. 1 series and fan favorite, Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, which will return for its second season later this fall.
  • Popular network TV shows such as OWN’s Black Love and WEtv’s Growing Up Hip Hop.
  • Classic sitcoms such as UPN’s All of Us starring LisaRaye McCoy and Duane Martin.
  • Classic films such as Set It Off, starring Jada Pinkett SmithQueen LatifahVivica Fox, and Kimberly Elise, and B.A.P.S. starring Halle Berry, and Natalie Desselle.

Over the past year, Acorn TV and UMC have expanded their availability across various platform partners, most recently joining Apple TV Channels and The Roku Channel. Others will be added later this year.

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television from AMC Networks’ privately owned subsidiary RLJ Entertainment. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates or commercials. Subscribers can stream many of their favorite international series and discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. audiences. Acorn TV is available via Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Comcast/Xfinity, Android, among many other devices and offers a free trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. — Facebook: OfficialAcornTV — Twitter: @AcornTV

About UMC (Urban Movie Channel)

UMC (Urban Movie Channel) is the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television from AMC Networks’ privately owned subsidiary, RLJ Entertainment. UMC displays fresh original series, feature films, documentaries, stage plays, and other popular Black entertainment with new and exclusive content added every week. Watch UMC on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, & Fire TV Stick. At, UMC offers a free seven-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC on Facebook at and on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.

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