Detectorists


Acorn TV launches on Comcast’s Xfinity TV

Acorn TV, the largest SVOD service specialising in the distribution of British and international television to the US market, is now available on Xfinity On Demand to Xfinity TV customers nationwide. The launch marks the first time Acorn TV, owned by RLJ Entertainment, has been available on an MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor, eg cable) […]

Argonon poaches BBC commissioner for CCO role

UK indie production group Argonon has recruited Kristian Smith as its chief creative officer. Smith joins from UK pubcaster the BBC where he has been commissioning editor, BBC Comedy. During six years in that role he commissioned shows including the award-winning  Detectorists, Uncle and Boy Meets Girl. In the newly-created role at Argonon, Smith will […]

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 […]

Hulu buys SVOD rights to UK comedy

Hulu has acquired exclusive SVOD rights in the US to British comedy Plebs. The US platform closed the deal for seasons one and two with distributor DRG. The agreement also includes Monicker Pictures’ comedy The Delivery Man and Channel X-produced Detectorists as US streaming exclusives. Plebs is UK digital channel ITV2’s highest-rating comedy and is […]

ABC takes DRG titles to digital Down Under

ABC Commercial has struck a deal with UK-based distributor DRG and will shop its titles to digital platforms in Australia and New Zealand. The distribution arm of Australian pubcaster the ABC and the MTG-owned sales house have a longstanding deal covering Australasia. Under the terms of an extension to the existing deal ABC Commercial will […]