Those abroad waiting for news about how they will be able to view the new Star Trek television series, due to begin next January, finally have their answer.
Netflix has signed an international licensing agreement with CBS Studios International for the new series, and it will be the “exclusive home” of the series in one-hundred-and-eighty-eight countries, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Each episode of the series will be available globally within twenty-four hours of its U.S. premiere.
The U.S. will see the series on CBS All Access, and Canada will offer it via Bell Media.
In addition to the new series, the other five television series will also be offered internationally by year end via Netflix. Bell Media will offer them to the Canadian audience.
The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nunex, president/CEO at CBS Studios International. “Star Trek is a worldwide phenomenon and this international partnership will provide fans around the world, who have been craving a new series for more than a decade, the opportunity to see every episode virtually at the same time as viewers in the U.S. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be ‘hailing on all frequencies’ throughout the planet.”
The new Trek series will begin production in Toronto, Canada, in September and will launch in the US in January 2017.