Acorn TV

New Worlds launches on US OTT, iTunes

Epic period miniseries New Worlds will launch on UK-centric OTT service Acorn TV next week and on the iTunes store. Acorn, which is run by Agatha Christie rights holder RLJ, will launch the miniseries on February 16 with new instalments available weekly thereafter. Set in the 1680s, the series starts Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades […]

News brief: Acorn buys Secret State, Kath & Kim

British-focused North American streaming service Acorn TV has bought six series, including political thriller Secret State and Australian comedy Kath & Kim. The other titles are comedy drama The Man Who Lost His Head, investigative drama The Blue Rose, controversial comedy London Irish and doc show The Rise of the Nazi Party. Acorn, distributed through […]

BBC Two buys Aussie period drama

UK broadcaster BBC Two has acquired Australian period drama A Place to Call Home. The deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution hands the BBC channel local rights to the show. In North America, RLJ Entertainment has acquired the first two seasons for its VOD service, Acorn TV, DVD release and distribution on public television stations in […]

UK’s More4 acquires Oz’s ANZAC Girls

UK channel More4 has acquired Australia World War I miniseries ANZAC Girls from All3Media International. The show follows a group of young Australian and New Zealand female nurses in 1915 as they experience the horrors of Gallipoli’s war fields in Europe. The Screentime-produced series is currently airing on ABC in Australia. “This war-time drama, told […]

Oz drama ANZAC Girls finds US VOD home

North American streaming service Acorn TV has acquired Australian war drama miniseries ANZAC Girls from UK-based distributor All3Media International. ANZAC Girls is currently airing on ABC in Australia, where it has been a critical and ratings success, and will now run on Acorn TV, which is distributed via iTunes and through Roku connected TV sets. […]

OTT Acorn grows onto iPads and iPhones

Acorn TV, the US streaming service programmed with UK-centric content, has launched on Apple devices. An Acorn app is now available in Apple’s online store, allowing iPad and iPhone owners to watch Acorn’s shows on their devices. Acorn, which launched in 2011, offers customers a free month-long trial and costs US$4.99 a month thereafter, or […]

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