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Acorn TV Announces World-Class 2017 Slate with 14 New and Returning Favorites

The Premier North American Streaming Service for World-Class TV from Britain and Beyond features Exclusive U.S. Premieres Every Month

May 12, 2017 --

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After a record 2016, Acorn TV is thrilled to announce more exclusive first-rate international mysteries, dramas and comedies throughout 2017. Called "Well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television? an essential must-have? along with HBO Go and Netflix (The Hollywood Reporter) and "A perfect streaming service for the Anglophile in your life" (The New York Times), Acorn TV continues to curate the very best in international television and has become the premier North American streaming service for world-class TV from Britain and beyond from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).

Acorn TV, RLJ Entertainment's digital subscription channel and the premier British TV streaming service in North America (PRNewsFoto/RLJ Entertainment)

Following the exclusive premieres of critically acclaimed Acorn TV Originals Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution with BBC One, Agatha Raisin with Sky, The Level with ITV, and Close to the Enemy with BBC Two, Acorn TV has more than 14 exclusive U.S. Premieres coming up in 2017. Acorn TV Originals include ITV's atmospheric thriller Loch Ness, the final episodes of hit BBC One detective drama George Gently, new Kay Mellor BBC One drama Love, Lies and Records, and Irish thriller Acceptable Risk. Hit new series include the first-ever TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic comedy Decline and Fall from BBC One, British drama Delicious, ITV medical drama Good Karma Hospital, and Aussie medical dramedy The Heart Guy. Additionally, 2017 features exclusive new seasons of several of Acorn TV's trademark series, including addictive Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, Season 5; smash hit ITV detective drama Vera, Series 7; "Acorn's superior legal drama" (TV Guide) Janet King, Series 3; #1 Australian drama 800 Words, Season 2; award-winning Canadian cop drama 19-2, Season 4; and Acorn's most popular series, Doc Martin, Series 8, starring Martin Clunes.  


Watch the 2017 Acorn TV trailer here.

Mark Stevens, President of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment, noted, "With consumers having more choices than ever before to find content, Acorn TV continues to curate the very best in television from around the world. Besides licensing huge hit series like Doc Martin, 19-2, and A Place to Call Home, we've already doubled our Original programs over last year. The first Acorn TV Originals of the year, Striking Out and Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution, have been extremely popular with our subscribers, and we're excited to show them our upcoming slate filled with atmospheric crime drama Loch Ness, a first-rate international thriller in Acceptable Risk, the newest drama from award-winning British writer Kay Mellor with Love, Lies & Records, as well as the final episodes of excellent British detective drama George Gently." 

To read the full press release with show synopses, please visit our Corporate Press Room.

Acorn TV Press Contact: Chad Campbell, [email protected]

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 visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.tv, and UMC.tv.

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