Acorn TV brings Brit content to Samsung smart TVs

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 28 January 2015

Acorn TV, a streaming service focused on bringing British TV to North America, is launching on Samsung Smart TV and Blu-ray players.

Launched in July 2011, RLJ Entertainment's Acorn TV is also accessible via the website and iPhone/iPad and is using Float Left Interactive's TV application solutions to expand to more devices.

Acorn holds exclusive North American distribution rights to various British programmes, which are available for streaming on Acorn TV and from Acorn in lavishly packaged DVDs/Blu-rays. And, RLJ Entertainment manages the literary estate of Agatha Christie and owns the period detective series Foyle's War.

"Given their experience of developing applications across multiple connected platforms and emphasis on providing a premium user experience, Float Left Interactive was a natural choice for us to partner with on our device expansion," said Titus Bicknell, RLJ Entertainment's chief digital officer. "Since Acorn TV has two big US premieres in February with the final season of Foyle's War and the Jamie Dornan miniseries New Worlds, we're excited to add Samsung to our available platforms, so British drama and mystery fans have more ways to watch Acorn TV. We look forward to working with Float Left Interactive to increase our viewership by making Acorn TV, as well as RLJ Entertainment's other proprietary digital channels, UMC – Urban Movie Channel and Acacia TV, available on more platforms."