“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/
U.S. audiences will be thrilled to learn that Acorn TV has announced it is offering Season 8 of the smash hit, “Doc Martin,” plus over 1.5 hours of bonus content on DVD and Blue-ray, beginning December 12, 2017.
See more information at: http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/9881-BRITISH-TV-CLASSICS-DOC-MARTIN-AND-GEORGE-GENTLY-NEW-RELEASES-THROUGH-ACORN-VIDEO-AND-ACORN-TV.html
Acorn TV’s url is https://acorn.tv
According to Wikipedia, all eight episodes of “Doc Martin” garnered high TV ratings. Go to the link and scroll down to Series 8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doc_Martin_episodes
Also, according to Digital Spy, Martin Clunes said that he has “no immediate plans to retire Portwenn’s grumpiest GP Doc Martin, despite claims that the much-loved show would be coming to an end after series nine.”
UPDATE: This story was in error. Series 9 will be filmed in 2019. See https://karengilleland.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/doc-martin-will-film-series-9-in-2019/
According to the Sun, Martin Clunes announced that Series 9 of “Doc Martin” will film and air in 2018, rather than taking the traditional two-year break. Read the entire story at:https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4926298/doc-martin-season-9/
Carolyn Quentin, from “Men Behaving Badly” days, reprised her role of the vet, Dr. Simms, in another good episode in Series 8. Read the review and see the photos in the Express at: