She will be based in London and report to Matthew Graham
Acorn TV, the OTT service from AMC Networks that specializes in British content, has hired Kerensa Samanidis as its first GM of international, the streamer announced on Tuesday morning. Samanidis previously served as GM of FilmStruck International, which shut down in November.
As general manager, Samanidis will oversee the overall development, management and operation of the streaming service for all markets outside of the Americas. In 2018, Acorn TV expanded into dozens of territories including Mexico, Spain, Scandinavia, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. Based in London, Samanidis will report to Matthew Graham, general manager of Acorn TV Matthew Graham.