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All3Media strikes bumper Latin American deal with Acorn TV

AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV has acquired more than 180 hours of content from All3Media for Latin America. Acorn TV has secured SVoD rights in Latin America to first five seasons of the UK’s leading drama export Midsomer Murders, seasons two and three of murder mystery Agatha Raisin, and five seasons of South Pacific Pictures’ whodunit The […]

ITV Studios strikes raft of scripted deals in US

US buyers including Hulu, Acorn TV, PBS Distribution and BritBox North America have acquired a range of scripted content from ITV Studios. Sky comedy Brassic  has been acquired by SVOD service Hulu. Produced by Calamity Films for Sky One and written by Bafta winner Danny Brocklehurst, Brassic aired in the UK in August 2019, with a […]

News round-up: Acorn TV, RTÉ return to ‘Finding Joy’; 10 Play in Oz buys Amazon drama; Platform One’s Jennifer Fox deal

Acorn TV, RTÉ return to Finding Joy AMC Networks-backed streamer Acorn TV and Irish broadcaster RTÉ have commissioned a second season of comedy Finding Joy from Treasure Entertainment. The six-part Irish series has been created and written by Amy Huberman (Striking Out), who also stars. Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan of Treasure Entertainment produce, with […]

Acorn, Sky NZ co-commission New Zealand thriller ‘The Sounds’

Acorn Media Enterprises and Sky NZ have teamed to commission local thriller The Sounds. The eight-part psychological thriller is produced by All3Media-owned New Zealand prodco South Pacific Pictures and Toronto’s Shaftesbury in association with Canadian public broadcaster CBC. Set against the backdrop of New Zealand’s South Island and the Marlborough Sounds, The Sounds follows couple […]

Acorn TV licenses slate of ABC content for Oz, New Zealand offering

Acorn TV has licensed a slate of content from Australian public broadcaster ABC for its local platforms. The AMC Networks-owned streamer, which recently hit the one-million subscriber mark, has picked up the slate for its growing Australian and New Zealand offering. The deal includes Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis (The Babadook); ABC drama Jack Irish starring […]

AMC streamer Acorn TV hits one million subscribers

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has surpassed one million subscribers in the US and Canada. Launched in 2011, the RLJ Entertainment-owned service, which was acquired by AMC Networks for $274m last year, initially specialised in British television for US subscribers, but it has worked aggressively to diversify its slate with other international offerings. Eight years […]

AMC launches AcornTV, UMC streamers on YouTube TV

AMC Networks is launching its UK drama-skewing streamer Acorn TV as well as its black TV and film OTT offering UMC on YouTube’s channels service. Acorn TV’s YouTube service will offer shows including Martin Clunes-starring dramas Doc Martin and Manhunt, BBC cop show Line Of Duty and its originals such as Agatha Raisin, Queens of […]

Acorn TV appoints FilmStruck exec for International

AMC Networks-owned US streamer Acorn TV has appointed a former Turner and FilmStruck International exec to oversee its global division. Kerensa Samanidis takes the newly created role of general manager at Acorn TV International, based out of London and responsible for the overall development, management and operation of the streaming service for all markets outside […]

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 […]

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