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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 […]

All3Media secures sales for Welsh noir drama Hidden

Distributor All3Media international has unveiled several international sales, including to North America, for crime drama Hidden (Craith). Broadcasters and platforms including Acorn TV (North America), Dizale (France) and Rialto Channel (New Zealand) have picked up the eight-part limited series. In addition, it has been acquired by DR (Denmark), KRO (Netherlands) and VRT (Belgium), all of whom previously acquired […]

RLJE Int’l rebrands to Acorn Media Int’l

RLJE International has been renamed Acorn Media International. The division is the international unit of RLJ, the US-listed company that runs OTT services and is the majority owner of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the author’s IP. The international business started out as a DVD label and has since branched out into digital and other […]

US SVOD service joins BBC drama

US best of British SVOD service Acorn has become the US partner on Love, Lies & Records, the upcoming drama from Kay Mellor. Acorn will run the show as an original in the US on its subscription service. It has been ramping up originals on the platform, with three last year and five already in […]

BBC, Acorn, A+E partner for new Agatha Christie

The BBC, A+E Studios and Acorn are coproducing a TV adaptation of Agatha Christie novel The Witness for the Prosecution, which will bow on BBC One in the UK, and Brit-centric streaming service Acorn TV in the US. The novel will be adapted by Sarah Phelps who penned the recent successful TV version of Christie’s […]

Acorn buys presale of BBC’s Secret Agent

The US’s Acorn has prebought BBC drama The Secret Agent from UK-based distributor Content Television. RLJ Entertainment-owned Acorn has picked up all television, digital and home entertainment rights to the 4x45mins series, which comes from Line of Duty producer World Productions. The show will debut later this year on BBC One in the UK before […]

Acorn grows line-up with And Then There Were None

Acorn has added Agatha Christie adaptation And Then There Were None to its electronic-sell-through line-up. Acorn is a US SVOD and EST service programmed with UK and international programming. It is owned by Agatha Christie company RLJ Entertainment, and has now secured the latest Christie adaptation for US download to own. The period detective drama, […]

News brief: US SVOD deal for Detectorists

Acorn TV has acquired the second season of UK comedy series Detectorists for its US SVOD service. Acorn, which is programmed with UK and international content, said it has also picked up a new season of UK cirme procedural Vera. That show is distributed by ITV Studios. Detectorists is sold internationally by DRG. In the […]

Acorn launches on Apple

Acorn TV, the US OTT service that is programmed with UK and international drama, has launched Apple and Android apps and is now on Apple TV. Acorn, which is run by Agatha Christie content company RLJ, launching on Apple TV service means UK drama fans in the US can now download the new app and […]

US SVOD service Acorn hires Murphy

US streaming service Acorn has hired Shane Murphy as managing director of its production division, Acorn Media Enterprises. Murphy has been consulting for indie prodco Deadpan and Irish broadcaster RTÉ, and previously served as head of acquisitions and development at FremantleMedia and commercial director at UK prodco Tiger Aspect. At Acorn Media Enterprises (fka Acorn […]