Mark Stevens

SVOD net replaces Starz on BBC drama

Subscription video-on-demand service Acorn TV has replaced Starz as US coproduction on the upcoming BBC drama Close to the Enemy. Starz had been attached as the Stephen Poliakoff show’s American home, but it will now debut in November or December as an Acorn-branded original. Development arm Acorn Media Enterprises the official copro partner, with BBC […]

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 […]

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. […]