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Acorn TV expands distribution partnerships to Apple, Amazon

Acorn TV has grown its distribution footprint, expanding to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Android TV. The AMC-owned SVOD – which is focused on British programming and international drama – is now available on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels Canada and Android TV. For Apple, customers in the […]

RTÉ, Acorn partner on Victorian drama ‘Dead Still’

Irish broadcaster RTÉ and Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) have co-commissioned Victorian mystery Dead Still. The project is the latest drama venture for AME, the UK-based development division for AMC-backed SVOD service Acorn TV, which is owned by RLJ Entertainment. Together, Acorn TV with AME have commissioned a number of series, including series two and three […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

Will 2019 mark the end of niche SVOD?

Media giants are closing their niche streamers to prepare for mega mainstream platforms, but will this mark the end of speciality services? Kaltrina Bylykbashi investigates The closure of Warner-owned streamers DramaFever and Filmstruck – which AT&T inherited in its takeover of Time Warner in 2018 – rocked the industry and its fans late last year. […]

Acorn TV expands global footprint to 30 territories

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, is expanding into 30 countries, including India and Australia. The SVOD service, which was launched in the US and Canada in 2011, is now also available for US$4.99/month in Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela and the Bahamas, among a number […]

Acorn TV teams with DRG for Martin Clunes drama Manhunt

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, has struck a deal with DRG to be the exclusive North and South American partner for new ITV drama Manhunt. Based on the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, the three-part drama from Buffalo Pictures follows how the detective tenaciously pursued […]

Acorn TV secures US rights to DCD drama My Life is Murder

Acorn TV has secured US rights to DCD Rights’ primetime drama My Life is Murder, ahead of its premiere in 2019. My Life is Murder will make its US debut on RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV following its premiere broadcast on Australia’s Network Ten in 2019. The title is a CJZ production with investment from Network Ten, […]

Acorn TV snaps up Line Of Duty streaming rights from Hulu

US streaming service Acorn TV has snapped up US streaming rights to BBC thriller Line Of Duty from Hulu.  The British content-focused SVOD has picked up US streaming rights to season five of Line Of Duty from Kew Media Distribution.  The show previously streamed on Handmaid’s Tale platform Hulu, which premiered the show in the US in 2012. The service now has […]

Acorn ramps up originals drive with BBC1

 AMC-owned Acorn TV is partnering with the BBC on family drama Pitching In. Starring EastEnders actor Larry Lamb and Hayley Mills (pictured), the drama will air in the UK on BBC1 Wales and BBC1 Daytime and on streaming platform Acorn TV in the US. It will be produced by Broken indie LA Productions, with Acorn […]

Acorn TV commissions Brit drama Queens of Mystery

Acorn Media Enterprises’ (AME) Acorn TV has commissioned British drama series Queens of Mystery. AME, the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, has partnered with Sly Fox Productions in association with Ferncroft Media. Acorn Media International will distribute the series to all English-speaking territories and international distributor ZDF Enterprises will distribute […]

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