Irish drama Striking Out, the BBC comedy Detectorists, and the Aussie period drama A Place To Call Home are among the shows now available to US customers as Acorn TV, the largest North American SVOD specializing in British and international TV, makes its set-top box debut with Xfinity TV/Comcast.
Xfinity On Demand and the Xfinity Stream App and portal will bring Acorn to Xfinity TV customers nationwide. It marks the first time that Acorn TV is available on an MVPD set-top box. Xfinity TV customers with an X1 Voice Remote can say “Acorn TV” to begin watching today, or use their remote to navigate to the service within the Xfinity on Demand menu.
Xfinity TV customers can addAcorn TV to their service for $4.99 per month.
“Acorn TV is excited to continue to expand our distribution through a partnership with Comcast and to offer Xfinity TV customers the very best in British and other English-language drama, comedy, mystery and more from across the globe,” said Mike Pears, President of U.S. Distribution for RLJ Entertainment.
“The addition of Acorn TV and its curated collection of standout international television provides even more choice to our Xfinity TV customers, giving them another way to watchtheir favorite series or discover new and classic programs,” said Michael Imbesi, Vice President, Movies & PPV Programming for Comcast Cable. “We continue to make more and more of the content our customers love available to them all in one place and easily accessible by voice through X1 and on the go with Xfinity Stream so they can enjoy it anytime and anywhere.”
Acorn TV adds new programs weekly and features a library of recurring mysteries, dramas, and comedies previously unavailable to US audiences, presented commercial free.
The new offerings joins Acorn TV’s recent commission announcements for the straight-to-series order of British drama London Kills Series 1 and 2 and Agatha Raisin, Series 2 starring Ashley Jensen as well as a co-production announcement for Aussie comedy Sando and the licensing of hit British police procedural No Offence, set for its U.S. premiere April 16. and Season 2 of Guy Pearce’s universally acclaimed noir thriller Jack Irish.