News from rlj entertainment A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Aug 22, 2019, 12:30 ET Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Now Available on YouTube TV

AMC Networks today announced the launch of two of its proprietary subscription streaming services on YouTube TV, Acorn TV (http://acorn.tv), North...


Jun 19, 2019, 17:22 ET 'His, Hers and the Truth' Acquired by UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Following World Premiere at 2019 American Black Film Festival

Following its official selection and world premiere at the 23rd annual American Black Film Festival in Miami, Florida last week, UMC (Urban Movie...


Sep 14, 2017, 08:30 ET DOC MARTIN RETURNS - New Season Makes U.S. Premiere the Day After U.K. Premiere - Beginning Thursday, September 21st only on Acorn TV

In partnership with DRG, Acorn TV, North America's most popular streaming service focused on British and international television, is thrilled to...


Jun 29, 2017, 08:30 ET Escape to a Beautiful Setting with Acorn TV's Addictive Summer TV Binge

Called a "Glorious streaming service…(with) well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television… an essential must-have"...


May 12, 2017, 08:00 ET Acorn TV Announces World-Class 2017 Slate with 14 New and Returning Favorites

After a record 2016, Acorn TV is thrilled to announce more exclusive first-rate international mysteries, dramas and comedies throughout 2017. Called...


Apr 07, 2017, 10:26 ET Quinton Aaron (Oscar-winning film The Blind Side) and Marcus Henderson (Get Out) star in HALFWAY

An involving and smartly observed drama that puts a human face to a national crisis, Halfway offers some poignant reflections on America's broken...


Feb 15, 2017, 07:30 ET Traci Otey Blunt Named President Of RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel

Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced the appointment of Traci Otey Blunt as President of Urban Movie...


Oct 20, 2016, 08:45 ET RLJ Entertainment Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Listing Requirements

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) ("RLJE" or the "Company"), the entertainment content distribution company which owns and operates Acorn TV, the...


Jul 06, 2016, 10:00 ET RLJ Entertainment Engages Universal Screen Arts To Administer Its Direct-To-Consumer Catalog And Website

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced that its catalog and online direct-to-consumer business division has entered into a licensing...


May 17, 2016, 04:40 ET Edgar® Award-winning and Top-Rated Streaming Service Acorn TV Features U.S. Premieres of First-rate British series Every Monday in June

Building on its recent Edgar® Award win and achieving the highest rating in a recent consumer group's streaming voter survey, Acorn TV announces the...


May 04, 2016, 04:46 ET UMC - Urban Movie Channel Presents SECOND COMING Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016

RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the gripping psychodrama, Second Coming, premiering on May 6, 2016. Written and directed by...


Apr 18, 2016, 02:38 ET SparkPeople.TV's New Workout Generator Makes It Easy To Find, And Track, Quick Workouts! And It's Free!

The irony: looking for a quick workout online can take a long time. For those who track their workouts it can be complicated process to boot....


Mar 16, 2016, 01:46 ET UMC - Urban Movie Channel Presents #LUCKY NUMBER

Just in time for March Madness, RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the laugh-out-loud buddy comedy, #Lucky Number, premiering on...


Feb 16, 2016, 06:37 ET Statement By Robert L. Johnson In Response To Comments Made By Alfred Liggins And Michael Powell On The Universal Set-Top Box

"As the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), I know how difficult it was to get distribution over cable. But with the support of the...


Jan 19, 2016, 06:40 ET Statement by Robert L. Johnson on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Academy's Lack of Diversity Among the 2016 Oscar Nominees

As the Chairman of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) and Founder of Black Entertainment Television, I offer my recommendations as to how the Academy...


Nov 16, 2015, 03:59 ET Acorn TV Announces Its Biggest Month Yet With Five U.S. Premieres Of First-Rate International TV Series; Emmy® Nominated Streamer Features New Premiere Every Monday In December

Continuing its tradition of streaming world-class television from Britain and beyond, Acorn TV announces its biggest month yet with five U.S....


Sep 10, 2015, 05:00 ET RLJ Entertainment Acquires "Nina"

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), founded by Robert L. Johnson, RLJE Chairman and Founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) has acquired all...