Acorn Media UK

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Acorn Media UK
Industry Entertainment retail
Founded London, England, in 1997
Founder Acorn Media Group
Headquarters Covent Garden, London, England, United Kingdom
Number of locations
55 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SQ
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
 • Miguel Penella (Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Media Group)
 • John Lorenz (Vice Chairman, Acorn Media Group)
 • Peter Edwards (Founder and Chairman, Acorn Media Group)
 • Stuart Shaw (Managing Director, Acorn Media UK)
 • Karin Marelle (Acquisitions & Commercial Director, Acorn Media UK)
Products DVDs
Parent RLJ Entertainment

Acorn Media UK is a British company that publishes and distributes DVDs, as well as selling home-video products with a particular focus on British television.[1][2][3][4]


The company was founded in 1997 when Lesley Fromant set up a branch of parent company Acorn Media Group in the United Kingdom.

As of 2011, it distributed products to DVD High Street and online retailers. It also publishes its own direct-mail catalogues, which include both DVDs and gift items.

In 2009, the company was, according to figures produced by the Official Charts Company shown to be one of the top-five fastest-growing DVD companies in the UK. In the market-share data for the second quarter of 2010, the company recorded its highest-ever share of the UK market.[citation needed]

In July 2011, the company launched Acorn.TV, a streaming video service.[5]

The company also markets its DVDs and streaming video service in the United States, via direct-mail catalogue and via Internet.


The company publishes television titles (in either individual or box-set formats) including:[6]

Situation comedies[edit]


Classic dramas[edit]

Period dramas[edit]

Special interest[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Acorn Media". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Acorn Media DVDs & Blu-rays". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Acorn Media UK Limited | Private Company Financial Research ...". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth. "Home Video Company Cashing In on British Revivals". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Acorn Media Group Launches Streaming Service - Hollywood Reporter
  6. ^ "Acorn Media (Blu-ray) | DVD Empire". Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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