Press Release

Netgem announces today the launch of Acorn TV, another “UK first” addition to Netgem TV, the end-to-end TV service powering the UK’s growing community of “Altnets” and challenger ISPs.

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is the ultimate destination for thrilling new mysteries, addictive dramas, and warm-hearted comedies from Britain and beyond without advertising. Acorn TV features Acorn TV Originals including charming British mystery Queens of Mystery, British crime drama London Kills, and popular mystery series Agatha Raisin starring Ashley Jensen; as well as Elizabeth Is Missing starring BAFTA-winner Glenda Jackson; record-setting BBC Wales drama Keeping Faith; New Zealand’s supernatural thriller One Lane Bridge; several recent Agatha Christie adaptations including The ABC Murders with John Malkovich, The Witness for the Prosecution with Toby Jones, And Then There Were None, and Ordeal by Innocence with Bill Nighy; award-winning Australian crime drama Mystery Road; hugely popular British period detective dramas Foyle’s War and George Gently; critically acclaimed American drama Rectify box set; many acclaimed foreign language dramas including The Sommerdahl Murders, Balthazar, and Ba¨ckstro¨m, among a host of many more series for all tastes. With new and exclusive shows added weekly, there’s always something to watch.

The service brings the very best from the past, present and future of programming from Britain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and more, all in one place for £4.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. Users who sign up via Netgem will also be able to access the service via the Acorn TV app on their laptop, mobile phones, and other streaming devices with the same login. As a special Bank Holiday Easter launch offer and only for Netgem’s ISP partners, all sign-ups between the 2nd and the 9th April will be boosted to a special “3 month free” deal worth up to £14.97.

Acorn TV leverages Netgem’s expertise in metadata aggregation and the promotion of premium services through a myriad of touch points within the User Interface and customer journey. Content assets are curated as well as automated within an immersive UI experience, designed for maximum engagement and discoverability.

Shan Eisenberg, CCO at Netgem TV & WiFi says “Netgem TV is about bringing choice to our viewers, so we are delighted to welcome Acorn TV to our service, and give our viewers the chance to discover or re-discover their range of quality British classics to discover and binge on. We’re also about bringing better value than traditional Pay TV, so we’re thrilled that our viewers can get a special 3-month free deal on Acorn TV during the Easter break. The response from our ISP partners has been fantastic especially those who are targeting traditional audiences – they are absolutely thrilled to be able to present Acorn TV before all other Pay TV platforms.”

Stuart Shaw, Managing Director, Acorn Media International adds: “Acorn TV is thrilled to join the Netgem TV family. We’re excited for its viewers to discover the wonders of Acorn TV from its newly commissioned Acorn TV Originals including Queens of Mystery and multiple series of Agatha Raisin, to long-standing favourites such as Foyle’s War and George Gently, as well as several more brand new outstanding series coming later this year. Our goal remains to commission and license the very best in international dramas and mysteries, so that subscribers can watch the latest British shows as well as high quality series from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and more.”