SILVER SPRING, Md., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RLJ Entertainment's Acorn brand (NASDAQ: RLJE) secures exclusive North American rights to two more seasons of smash hit dramedy Doc Martin from DRG. The series remains one of Acorn's bestselling series of all-time and a huge hit on its streaming service Acorn TV. Doc Martin stars BAFTA winner Martin Clunes in an uproarious lead performance as a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor in a quirky seaside town in Cornwall. Broadcast on ITV in the UK, Acorn TV will premiere Series 8, consisting of eight episodes, in fall/winter 2017. Subscribers can continue to watch the first seven series anytime on Acorn TV. Acorn TV subscribers will have even more ways to watch the next season, as the premier North American streaming service for world-class TV from Britain and beyond continues to expand its device and platform offering and is now available for Android through the Google Play store and Chromecast via its Android and iOS apps.
President of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment Mark Stevens said, "We're thrilled to exclusively offer Acorn TV subscribers the U.S. Premiere of two more seasons of Doc Martin. The series remains a massive hit in the U.S. with each new season becoming more successful than the last. We look forward to working again with Martin Clunes, Buffalo Pictures and DRG on another must-see season." Stevens also noted, "With the recent launch of our newest Acorn TV Original Series, the #1 Irish drama Striking Out, and upcoming premiere of Doc Martin, we continue to delight our subscribers with new and exclusive content and a constant stream of first-rate series from around the world. Besides programming, we realize that platform availability continues to be important to our subscribers, so we're excited that Acorn TV is now available for Android and Chromecast."
One of the leading streaming services in the U.S., Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week and features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates. Subscribers can stream many of their favorite international series and discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. audiences, including A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Janet King, and 19-2, among many more. Acorn TV is available via Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Android, and Chromecast. It offers a free trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV - Twitter @AcornTV
About RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is an entertainment content distribution company in primarily North America, the UK, and Australia. RLJE's titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming. For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.TV, and UrbanMovieChannel.com.
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