Netflix Picks Up CBS’ “Star Trek” Overseas

While CBS All Access will be the home of the new “Star Trek” TV series in the US, Netflix and CBS Studios International have announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the show.

Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of “Star Trek” in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada). On top of that, each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

Additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic “Star Trek” television library – including “Star Trek: The Original Series,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise” will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.

As for Canada, Bell Media will handle the rollout for the new series with the pilot to premiere on CTV and remaining episodes will initially be televised on Space (in English) and Z (in French) and then later exclusively on the CraveTV streaming video-on-demand service.

The all-new “Star Trek” will begin production in Toronto in September ahead of its January 2017 premiere and marks the franchise’s return to television over a decade since the last show aired.

Source: Netflix