Acorn TV

Valtira built a set of Microservices to operate Acorn TV’s (RLJ Entertainment) video subscription platform across multiple devices and platforms.


RLJ needed a custom API and development services to unite the billing subscriptions and account management, as well as maintain content across multiple channels and business organizations. They required a robust media platform that would manage media content across multiple channels and devices (mobile, Roku, and others). With no suitable existing solutions available, they turned to Valtira to develop this infrastructure from the ground up.
RLJ operates several specialized streaming media services and catalog interests in North America, UK, and Australia. Its brands include AcornTV, Urban Movie Channel, AcaciaTV, Athena, and several others.

Project Highlights

  • 800,000 subscribers in 5 years
  • Supported devices: Roku, Samsung SmartTV, AppleTV, all major browsers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Multitenant microservices
  • Custom API and development services to unite the billing subscriptions and account management


We developed a robust platform for media management and the necessary APIs to unite the company’s multiple brands under a single management infrastructure. The system integrates billing and reporting with platforms such as iOS, Samsung SmartTV, Amazon FireTV, and Roku. The API and technology used are highly flexible, allowing for the addition of new channels and devices as the company grows. The solution leverages Valtira’s Simplicis platform and Amazon Web Services, providing a hybrid cloud approach that is scalable, secure, and cost-effective.