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# 255926 6-Sep-2019 18:32
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It's legal in New Zealand, it's cheap, and been out for years, but appears to generate very little interest

Anyone tried Acorn TV?

Your favorite British mysteries, comedies, dramas and more, all commercial-free and on demand.

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  # 2311934 6-Sep-2019 18:45
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I looked at it once, I think for Red Dwarf or Doc Martin, but I found other sources that were better. I haven't checked it for a long time.



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  # 2311957 6-Sep-2019 19:31
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I keep looking, but have never investigated further, I am curious if those shows are actually all viewable in NZ  as a number of them are on other streaming platforms, but if they are i'd ditch Primevideo for it.

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  # 2311975 6-Sep-2019 20:20
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Well, the signup page is off to a great start...


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  # 2312019 6-Sep-2019 23:11
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 kingdragonfly: Anyone tried Acorn TV?


I was signed up for a while, a while ago and from memory, I had to use a DNS service as it had regional restrictions.

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  # 2312053 7-Sep-2019 06:16
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We had it for a while (in Canada), but there wasn't a lot we liked on it to justify an ongoing subscription.


Britbox (ITV and BBC collaboration) seemed to have better content as well.  But we haven't subscribed to it yet.

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  # 2312070 7-Sep-2019 08:52
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My mum found it and uses it. She loves British TV. I didn't see anything I would watch. No Red Dwarf last time I looked.

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  # 2319587 18-Sep-2019 09:00
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Here is the official release, received yesterday:



For those after a Brit-fix, a new wave of compelling crime and drama shows is now available for the first time in New Zealand via streaming service Acorn TV from AMC Networks.


North America’s most popular streaming service for a largely British slate of television, the service now sees shows including Victoria, Line of Duty, Foyle’s War, Doc Martin, and award-winning comedy Detectorists S1-2 added to its repertoire, with further anticipated titles in October to include more seasons of Humans, The Politician’s Husband and Broadchurch.


The platform offers a seven-day free trial, with monthly and annual subscriptions at NZ$7.99 and NZ$79.99 respectively.


Featuring “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows” according to The New York Times, Acorn carefully curates a world-class library of captivating crime thrillers, addictive dramas and intriguing mysteries to offer Kiwi audiences instant access to their favourite British and international shows all in the one place for the first time.


Kerensa Samanidis, GM for Acorn TV International, says, “We know Kiwis have strong ties to Britain – not just familial but also through their darker humour, obsession with the weather and fondness for a cup of tea in front of the telly.  We’re proud to launch a destination for lovers of quality British TV, and we’ve carefully curated a wide selection of award-winning and beloved British series for viewers to enjoy.


“Our ambition is to be the go-to service for those who want to enjoy quality drama without having to search through endless choices for something to watch. Acorn TV is a truly unique entertainment service in the market, and we hope you love watching the shows as much as we do.”


New shows will be continually added to the lineup in the coming months, ensuring Acorn viewers are caught never short with great drama to catch up on.


Highlights include:


  • The only place to find all seasons of beloved British police dramas George Gently and Foyle’s War;
  • All three seasons of Irish detective drama Jack Taylor, starring Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen;
  • The first two seasons of popular, long-running medical comedy drama Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes, with more seasons to be added in coming weeks;
  • Record-breaking ratings hit and critically acclaimed series Line of Duty (Seasons 1-4), dubbed “king of the crime dramas” by The Telegraph UK;
  • All series of British period drama The Bletchley Circle, featuring Line of Duty’s Anna Maxwell Martin and Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle
  • Peabody and BAFTA Award-winning serial crime drama Broadchurch, starring Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Doctor Who’s David Tennant, with Seasons 2 and 3 to be added in the coming weeks;
  • Season One of critically acclaimed costume drama Victoria, starring The Cry and Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman with season 2 to be added in October;
  • Seasons 1-3 of 1950s detective drama Grantchester;
  • Acorn Original Series Agatha Raisin, starring Ashley Jensen as the titular amateur sleuth;
  • The first two seasons of beloved Australian drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis;
  • Six-part crime series Partners in Crime, starring Little Britain’s David Walliams and Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine, based on the Agatha Christie Tommy and Tuppence novels;
  • BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists starring The Office’s Mackenzie Crook and Captain America’s Toby Jones
  • Season One of British sci-fi drama Humans, starring Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan (with season 2 to follow in October).




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  # 2319637 18-Sep-2019 10:36
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Netflix, Disney, Acorn, others ... I wonder if John Fellet still thinks pirates are the reason for Sky's demise.



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  # 2319821 18-Sep-2019 14:55
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I see it is listed in or has it always been there ?


Though is not listed in justwatch.

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