Acorn Media Group announced the launch of Acorn TV, a new streaming service that makes the company's award-winning British mysteries and dramas available online to American audiences. The launch line-up includes series such as Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited, The Far Pavilions, Foyle's War, Agatha Christie's Poirot, and The Forsyte Saga. This is the first time many of these programs are available for streaming.
Acorn Media is an independent media company that produces numerous programs for British TV and holds exclusive North American distribution rights to most of its programs, all of which are also available from Acorn Media on DVD. Most are also available from Acorn Media as digital copies that can be purchased and downloaded.
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 $24.99 a year, Acorn Premium subscribers receive unlimited access to all of the episodes in each selected season.