North America’s largest streaming service for British and international television continues to rapidly grow with addictive Acorn TV Originals and licensing the highest-rated UK Series of 2019

Silver Spring, MD; June 26, 2019 – Acorn TV, North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for British and international television, has greatly expanded its distribution channels in the last month, including increased availability on Apple TV channels in the Apple TV app, The Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Video Channels in Canada, and Android TV.

Mike Pears, President of U.S. Distribution for RLJ Entertainment and Acorn TV, notes, “Acorn TV is now available in more ways than ever before so customers can watch its addictive international mysteries and dramas on whatever device or platform they prefer. With millions of drama and mystery fans worldwide, we’re thrilled to work with these key distribution partners to continue to evolve the service and expands its distribution in North America as well as worldwide.”

Distribution Expansion:

· Apple TV app – Customers in the U.S. and Canada can now subscribe to Acorn TV directly in the all-new Apple TV app among its Apple TV channels offerings. Apple’s announcement

· The Roku Channel – Acorn TV is now available for purchase directly through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. Roku(R) Blog post

· Amazon Prime Video Channels for Canada – Besides being available via Acorn.TV in Canada, Acorn TV will soon be available as an add-on subscription service through Prime Video Channels in Canada as well. Acorn TV is already available in the U.S. and is among its most popular add-on services. Amazon’s announcement

· Android TV – Acorn TV is now available as an app on Android TV Smart TV’s and digital media players.

In addition, Acorn TV remains available through Acorn.TV as well as Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, and apps on the App Store, Android Google Play, Roku and Amazon FireTV. Later this summer Acorn TV will also be available as an app on Vizio smart TV’s.

Acorn TV continues to feature exclusive Acorn TV Originals, including commissioning AGATHA RAISIN, Series 2 (Trailer) and Series 3 starring Ashley Jensen; the straight-to-series order of British detective drama LONDON KILLS called a “superb British crime series” by the Los Angeles Times (Trailer); and fun British mystery QUEENS OF MYSTERY called “A surefire crowd-pleaser” by Los Angeles Times (Trailer). Other Acorn TV Originals include the U.S. premiere of ITV’s highest rated drama in the past five years with true crime drama MANHUNT starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) and called “tremendously satisfying” by The New York Times (Trailer); new 1960s-set spin-off mystery series MS FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES (Trailer); gripping Irish drama BLOOD; and Aussie detective drama MYSTERY ROAD starring Judy Davis. Acorn TV also licensed and premiered UK’s highest rated show of 2019 and from the creator of Bodyguard with the return of BBC One’s LINE OF DUTY, Season 5 (Trailer).

Additionally, Acorn TV offers several smash hit series readily available to binge, including addictive Aussie period drama A PLACE TO CALL HOME (Trailer); Paul Abbott’s outrageous police drama NO OFFENCE; smash hit dramedy DOC MARTIN; Aussie conspiracy thriller JACK IRISH starring Guy Pearce; charming medical drama THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL; British drama DELICIOUS centered on food, love and betrayal; Aussie medical dramedy THE HEART GUY; as well as long-running mysteries GEORGE GENTLY, FOYLE’S WAR, and MURDOCH MYSTERIES.

Coming up, Acorn TV features the exclusive U.S. Premiere of Swedish dramedy THE SIMPLE HEIST, Series 2 (Mon., July 1); and a new season of acclaimed British crime drama LONDON KILLS, Series 2 (Mon., July 15). Watch now at press site: https://acorn.tv/press

Coming in 2019 Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D-X_4QFroc

Offering a “like cozy Agatha Raisin, classic Miss Marple and dark Line of Duty plus Aussie dramas (TV Guide), Acorn TV features original and exclusive mysteries, dramas, and comedies from across the globe including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries. Read announcements at https://www.rljentertainment.com/press-room/

About RLJ Entertainment: A privately owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. 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, UHD, 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 commissions and co-produces new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJENTERTAINMENT.COM, ACORN.TV, and UMC.TV

Chad Campbell | ccampbell@acorn.tv

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