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ACORN MEDIA

ACORN MEDIA
Acorn TV is an American subscription streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is available on a variety of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. Acorn TV is owned by RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Acorn Media Group has distributed British television in the United States since 1994, originally selling VHS tapes before moving into DVD and Blu-ray media. Continuing the company's expansion into new formats, Acorn TV launched as a subsection of Acorn's direct-to-consumer e-commerce website in 2011. In 2013, Acorn TV was relaunched as a standalone service with expanded content offerings and monthly and annual subscription options. In 2013, the service began offering exclusive content, starting with the US premiere of Doc Martin, Series 6. In 2015, Acorn TV was the only niche streaming service to have a program nominated for an Emmy when Curtain: Poirot's Last Case was nominated for Best Television Movie. As of December 31, 2016 it has 430,000 paid subscribers