Acorn DVD

RLJE International Ltd, d/b/a Acorn DVD, 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]

Acorn DVD
IndustryEntertainment retail
Founded1997 (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
ParentRLJ Entertainment
(AMC Networks)


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

Special interest

  • Antiques Roadshow (UK edition)
  • Apollo 11 anniversary DVD
  • Britain's Best Drives
  • Coal House
  • Countryfile
  • Extreme Fishing with Robson Green
  • Edwardian Farm
  • Fred Dibnah's Steam Collection, Railway Collection
  • Wainwright Walks with Julia Bradbury
  • Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast with Julia Bradbury
  • Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury
  • Oz and Huw Raise the Bar
  • Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure
  • Victorian Farm
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (UK edition)

See also


  1. "Acorn Media DVDs & Blu-rays". Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. Jensen, Elizabeth. "Home Video Company Cashing in on British Revivals". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. "Acorn DVD Information Page". Acorn DVD. Archived from the original on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. "RLJ Entertainment Information Page". RLJ Entertainment.
  5. "Acorn Media News Announcement". Acorn Media Group.
  6. "RLJ Acquisition News Story". PR Newswire.
  7. "Acorn Media (Blu-ray) | DVD Empire". Retrieved 2 March 2014.
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