Acorn Media UK
|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|
| • 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)
The company was founded in 1997 when Lesley Fromant set up a branch of parent company Acorn Media Group in the United Kingdom.
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.
In July 2011, the company launched Acorn.TV, a streaming video service.
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:
- Above Suspicion
- Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
- Bad Girls
- Criminal Justice
- Down to Earth
- Father Dowling Mysteries
- Footballers' Wives
- Foyle's War
- Garrow's Law
- Inspector George Gently
- The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
- Midsomer Murders
- New Tricks
- Queer as Folk
- Trial & Retribution
- Waterloo Road
- When the Boat Comes In
- Wild at Heart
- Line of Duty
- The Fall
- The Smoke
- The Tunnel
- Doc Martin
- Antiques Roadshow (UK edition)
- Apollo 11 anniversary DVD
- Britain's Best Drives
- Coal House
- Extreme Fishing with Robson Green
- Edwardian Farm
- Fred Dibnah's Steam collection, Railway collection
- Julia Bradbury Wainwright' Walks, Coast to Coast, Railway Walks
- Oz and Huw Raise the Bar
- Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure
- Victorian Farm
- Who Do You Think You Are? (UK edition)
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