Acorn TV Launches on Xfinity TV
The largest North American subscription video on demand service specializing in British and international television makes its set-top box debut
Silver Spring, MD; April 9, 2018 – Acorn TV, the largest subscription video on demand (SVOD) service specializing in British and international television, is now available on Xfinity On Demand to Xfinity TV customers nationwide. The launch of the SVOD service marks the first time Acorn TV, owned by RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), is available on an MVPD set-top box. Acorn TV is accessible in the home on Xfinity on Demand and on the go via the Xfinity Stream App and portal. Xfinity TV customers with an X1 Voice Remote can say “Acorn TV” to begin watching today or use their remote to navigate to the service within the Xfinity on Demand menu. Xfinity TV customers can add Acorn TV to their service for $4.99 per month.
“Acorn TV is excited to continue to expand our distribution through a partnership with Comcast and to offer Xfinity TV customers the very best in British and other English-language drama, comedy, mystery and more from across the globe,” said Mike Pears, President of U.S. Distribution for RLJ Entertainment.
“The addition of Acorn TV and its curated collection of standout international television provides even more choice to our Xfinity TV customers, giving them another way to watch their favorite series or discover new and classic programs,” said Michael Imbesi, Vice President, Movies & PPV Programming for Comcast Cable. “We continue to make more and more of the content our customers love available to them all in one place and easily accessible by voice through X1 and on the go with Xfinity Stream so they can enjoy it anytime and anywhere.”
New and popular programming available on Acorn TV includes:
- Acorn TV Originals such as the BBC comedy Detectorists; the new ITV drama Girlfriends; and the return of #1 Irish drama Striking Out.
- Exclusive new seasons of theaddictive Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home; the British drama Delicious, centered on food, love and betrayal; the Aussie medical dramedy The Heart Guy; and the #1 Aussie dramedy 800 Words; as well as long-running mysteries Midsomer Murders, Jack Irish starring Guy Pearce, Murdoch Mysteries, and The Brokenwood Mysteries.
- Popular and highly bingeable series including the smash hit British dramedy Doc Martin; the ITV murder mystery drama Loch Ness; the contemporary Irish thriller Acceptable Risk; the BBC One drama Love, Lies & Records; “Acorn’s superior legal drama” (-TV Guide) Janet King; award-winning cop drama 19-2; Agatha Christie’s A Witness for the Prosecution, starring Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, and Kim Cattrall; Evelyn Waugh’s classic comedic novel Decline and Fall starring Jack Whitehall, David Suchet and Eva Longoria; and long-running mystery George Gently.
The Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs weekly and features a deep library of recurring mysteries, dramas, and comedies previously unavailable to U.S. audiences presented commercial free. https://acorn.tv
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Coming up on Acorn TV:
The May slate features two Acorn TV Original Series – BBC Wales thriller Keeping Faith and Aussie family comedy Sando, please read about them here.
This news follows Acorn TV’s recent commission announcements for the straight-to-series order of British drama London KillsSeries 1 and 2 and Agatha Raisin, Series 2 starring Ashley Jensen as well as a co-production announcement for Aussie comedy Sando and the licensing of hit British police procedural No Offence (Apr. 16) and Season 2 of Guy Pearce’s universally acclaimed noir thriller Jack Irish(Fall 2018). Acorn TV will feature ten Acorn TV Originals in 2018 plus more than 30 licensed premieres of first-rate international content. Read recent announcements here
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About RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visitRLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.tv, and UMC.tv.