Acorn TV Streaming Aussie Noir ‘Jack Irish: Dead Point’3 Feb, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
RLJ Entertainment’s subscription VOD service inks exclusive content license agreements for five new TV series
Acorn TV Feb. 3 said it has exclusive North American subscription streaming rights to five new TV series, including Australian noir “Jack Irish: Dead Point,” starring Guy Pierce.
Acorn TV, which considers itself the “best British TV” streaming service and is owned by RLJ Entertainment, inked rights to the season premiere of “George Gently, Series 6,” coinciding with its U.K. premiere and “You, Me & Them,” new British sitcom starring Anthony Head.
It is also streaming three new seasons of Canadian series “Slings & Arrows,” and new episodes each Monday of “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 2,” starring Essie Davis (Sundance’s The Babadook).
Available at www.Acorn.TV and via its Roku channel, Acorn TV streams more than 80 mysteries, period dramas, documentaries and comedies, with more than half streaming exclusively on Acorn TV. Acorn TV, which costs $4.99 monthly, adds six series each month and offers consumers a 30-day free trial.
"RLJ Entertainment has worked aggressively the last two years to create and program a subscription service that can fill the void for the millions of Americans craving high-quality British content,” CEO Miguel Penella said in a statement. “With tripling our subscriber base and reaching record-setting views, 2013 was a breakthrough year for Acorn TV. With even more exclusive content and platforms, 2014 will be another groundbreaking year for Acorn TV."