Acorn Media International is a division of AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service for British and international television. With offices in the UK and Australia, Acorn Media International licenses a catalogue of compelling TV programmes and feature films to broadcasters and media platforms around the world. These include Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None & The Witness for the Prosecution, Agatha Raisin, Foyle’s War, Keeping Faith, The Bletchley Circle and Line of Duty. Through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, Acorn TV commissions and co-produces new programmes for its leading SVOD service and Acorn Media International.
Its growing catalogue features a wide range of popular and award-winning TV dramas including Kay Mellor’s Love, Lies and Records & Girlfriends; Irish legal drama Striking Out; BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists, Series 3; Anglo-Welsh thriller Keeping Faith; the second series of the much-loved Agatha Raisin, starring Ashley Jensen in the title role, based on the best-selling novels of MC Beaton; police drama London Kills starring Hugo Speer and Finding Joy, written by and starring Amy Huberman. Representing all territories outside of North America, Acorn Media International’s titles are also distributed by them in multiple formats including broadcast television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.
Focused on premiering and promoting world-class mystery, drama, comedy, and factual programming, Acorn TV is North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for television at its best from Britain and beyond. Launched in 2011, Acorn TV quickly established a reputation as “an alternate universe of terrific British shows” (Los Angeles Times) and reaches more than million passionate fans of international television. Boasting extraordinary subscriber growth year on year since launch, Acorn TV was named the #1 streaming service in the U.S. by Consumer Reports in 2016, and in 2015 became the first niche streamer to earn an Emmy® nomination, along with another Emmy nomination in 2019 for its commissioned series, Queens of Mystery.
Acorn TV premieres garner regular coverage from top press outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and more. With millions of monthly impressions from earned and paid media; an engaged, active subscriber base; and marketing partnerships with leading OTT/distribution platforms including Amazon, Apple, and Roku, Acorn TV continues to expand its North American footprint, further solidifying its status as “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR). Acorn TV is now available in more than a dozen countries, including Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK (formerly branded “UMC”).
AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.
Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) is a co-financing and co-production division of AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV.
We invest in original productions and on behalf of our distribution arms, Acorn TV and Acorn Media International, to acquire distribution rights in:
North America – where we also run our SVoD service, Acorn TV.
UK & Eire
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of world – where we partner with larger distributors for their global reach
Our investment begins from treatment and/or 1st draft script stage and we have a comprehensive infrastructure comprising Legal, Rights, Clearances, Finance and Sales.
Our recent co-productions include British mystery series AGATHA RAISIN based on the novels by MC Beaton; taut thriller series LONDON KILLS Series 1 & 2 created by Paul Marquess; acclaimed Welsh drama KEEPING FAITH Series 1 & 2; female-led detective drama QUEENS OF MYSTERY; the deeply human drama, BLOOD Series 1 & 2; FINDING JOY, the comedy series from actor Amy Huberman; a drama set in the world of Victorian Photography, DEAD STILL and the Australian Outback cop-thriller MYSTERY ROAD Series 1 & 2.
AMC Networks, of which AME is a subsidiary, owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths MISS MARPLE and POIROT.
AME also owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series FOYLE’S WAR and co-produced FOYLE’S WAR series 8 & 9.