Netflix beams 'Star Trek' in 188 countries

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Netflix has signed a licensing agreement with CBS Studios International to be the exclusive premiere home of “Star Trek” in 188 countries, excluding the United States and Canada.

Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its US premiere.

The all-new Star Trek will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere. The iconic and influential global franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation.

“The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Studios International. “Star Trek is already 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 US.”

In the US, the new Star Trek will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

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