US streaming deal for ANZAC Girls
Screentime’s ANZAC Girls will premiere in the US next month on US subscription streaming service Acorn TV.
The WW1 miniseries based on the true stories of five Australian and New Zealand nurses at Gallipoli and the Western Front will launch on October 6, with a new episode screening each Monday until November 10.
In early 2015 Acorn will release the 6-part series on DVD and syndicate it to public television stations nationwide.
Owned by RLJ Entertainment, Acorn TV bills itself as the first British-TV focused streaming service in North America.
Its programming this year includes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series 2, Jack Irish, Midsomer Murders, Murdoch Mysteries and RLJ-owned series George Gently, Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain and Poirot's Last Case.
ANZAC Girls stars Georgia Flood (House Husbands), Antonia Prebble (White Lies), Laura Brent (Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Anna McGahan (House Husbands) and Caroline Craig (Underbelly) as the five nurses.
All3Media International sold the show to Acorn. Mark Stevens, president for Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment, said, "Acorn TV's subscribers love Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries so we're thrilled to be working with All3Media International to bring another highly anticipated new Australian production to North American audiences."
Acorn TV charges $US4.99 per month or $US49.99 per year.