Miguel Penella


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 […]

US streamer Acorn buys The Driver

US OTT service Acorn TV has picked up SVOD rights to UK drama series. Acorn is run by RLJ, the company that owns the Agatha Christie catalogue, and is programmed with British drama. Its recent Brit-drama acquisitions include Foyle’s War from All3Media and Jamaica Inn from BBC Worldwide. It has added to these by picking […]

Shaw to replace Holland at Agatha Christie firm

RLJ Entertainment, which owns rights to the Agatha Christie brand, has hired ex-Miramax exec Stuart Shaw to replace Paul Holland as managing director of its international division. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which includes the Poirot (pictured) and Miss Marple TV brands; plus the Foyle’s War franchise, British TV producer and distributor Acorn […]