Acorn DVD

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Acorn DVD
IndustryEntertainment retail
Founded1997;24 years ago (1997)
London, England,
(United Kingdom)
FounderPeter Edwards
8515 Georgia Avenue,Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Springs, US
Number of locations
55 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5SQ
Area served
UK, US, Australia
Key people
Products DVDs
Parent RLJ Entertainment
(AMC Networks)

Acorn DVD is a trading name of RLJE International Ltd, a British company that publishes and distributes DVDs, as well as selling home-video products and streaming videos with a particular focus on British television. [1] [2] [3] [4]



Launched in 1997, Acorn Media U.K. Limited distributes collectible home video products in the U.K. market. By design, Acorn U.K.'s product line often overlaps with the Acorn Media U.S. line. This division of the company also serves as a permanent presence in the U.K. television programming community, a primary source of both Acorn Media U.S. and Acorn U.K. acquisitions.

Important programming franchises for this Acorn division include New Tricks , Criminal Justice , Midsomer Murders , Foyle's War , Trial & Retribution , Wild at Heart , Wainwright Walks, and Inspector George Gently .

In April 2007, Acorn Media U.K. launched Acacia U.K., a healthy joyful living brand encompassing licensed and original programming on DVD. [5]

In 2012, RLJ Companies bought Acorn Media, including a majority share in Agatha Christie Ltd, and Image to form RLJ Entertainment. [6]


The company publishes television titles (in either individual or box-set formats) including: [7]

Situation comedies


Classic dramas

Period dramas

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