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Acorn Media launches online streaming service in the US

MUMBAI: US media company Acorn Media Group has announced the launch of Acorn TV, a new streaming service that makes the company‘s British mysteries and dramas available online to American audiences.


Available at acornonline.com/TV, the launch line-up includes classics and contemporary titles such as ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘, ‘Brideshead Revisited‘, ‘The Far Pavilions‘, ‘Agatha Christie‘s Poirot‘ and ‘The Forsyte Saga‘.


Acorn TV will mark the first time many of these programs are available for streaming.


Acorn Media holds exclusive North American distribution rights to shows, all of which are available from Acorn Media on DVDs. Most are also available from Acorn Media as digital copies that can be purchased and downloaded.
 
 
Now, Acorn TV offers US fans of British TV the opportunity to stream series, as well as discover programmes such as Vera starring Brenda Blethyn and Reggie Perrin starring Martin Clunes.


Acorn Media Group CEO Miguel Penella said, "Acorn Media Group has found incredible success building a media company focused on audiences passionate for distinctive programming, in particular, British programming. Through our long-term relationship with our target audience, Acorn Media has helped introduce British dramas and mystery programs in North America. With Acorn TV, we can offer these programs on an anytime and, ultimately, anywhere basis. We look forward to streaming our incredible program library to U.S. audiences." 
 
At launch Acorn TV is offering a full season of six different series with the first episode of each season featured online for free. For only $24.99 a year, Acorn Premium subscribers get unlimited access to all of the episodes in each selected season.


Acorn TV is accessible at launch on computers, iPhones, iPads, and any portable device with a browser that runs Flash 10 or higher, Apple TV, and Google TV. Additional devices and applications will follow over the next 12 months.

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