ABC Commercial signs new distribution agreement with Acorn TV

The agreement lists some of the best of Australia’s locally produced titles

ABC Commercial has announced it has reached a new distribution agreement with North America’s largest streaming service Acorn TV for a raft of ABC television content for their Australian and New Zealand offering.

The agreement lists some of the best of Australia’s locally produced titles including global sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries– starring Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones), the highly acclaimed ABC drama Jack Irish starring A-list actor, Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential) and Australian comedy hit series, A Moody Christmas and The Moodys.

The deal also includes acclaimed British comedy drama Kingdom starring English actor/comedian and writer Stephen Fry (Gosford park, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and black comedy Shameless and made for television film, Churchill’s Secret.

“ABC Commercial has been a partner of Acorn TV from their launch in 2018,” said Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales and Distribution, ABC Commercial. “ABC content resonates with Acorn’s core audience, so we are extremely happy to build on our partnership and see more of the ABC’s world-class list of content already successfully streaming on the Acorn TV platform.”

“After our success in introducing several major Australian series to our audiences in North America, Acorn TV is thrilled to work with ABC Commercial to add more first-rate Australian and British content to our subscribers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Don Klees, Senior Vice President of Acorn Programming for RLJ Entertainment.

Adding to the list is a diverse slate of essential British viewing including Being Human, Black Books, Criminal Justice, Doc Martin, Father Ted, Detectorists, Land Girls, The Level and Peep Show. All ABC content in this agreement will be available to stream in September and October.

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