“Doc Martin” Series 8 will air on Public TV stations later than usual this year. Acorn TV, which owns the streaming rights, explains the reasons for the delay.
“Acorn spokesperson Chad Campbell said longer exclusive streaming periods are becoming the norm for over-the-top platforms. Acorn is a subscription service specializing in British TV, offering on-demand access to many series broadcast on public TV. Its lineup of dramas and mysteries includes Poldark, Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
“Everyone in the industry is looking for ways to differentiate themselves, and it’s become common practice to have larger exclusive windows,” Campbell said. “We’re increasing that exclusivity window for some of our signature shows and didn’t plan to make a final decision on a public television window for a few months still.”
Read the entire Current article at: http://current.org/2018/01/acorn-media-delays-release-of-new-doc-martin-episodes-on-public-tv/