Netflix is set to stream each episode of the new “Star Trek” series internationally, 24 hours after their U.S. premieres.
The day-after upload will not be available to the U.S. or Canada but will run in 188 other countries. Bell Media nabbed the rights for our neighbors to the north.
Additionally, all 727 existing “Star Trek” episodes from the franchise’s expansive 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 globally (including in the U.S.) on Netflix by the end of 2016.
“The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, 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.”
“‘Star Trek is one of the most iconic shows in television history and we’re thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the beloved series to Trekkies around the world,” added Sean Carey, vice president of Global Television at Netflix. “The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”
The new “Star Trek” — which includes a new ship, new characters and new missions — will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere.
In the U.S., the new “Star Trek” will launch with a special premiere episode on CBS broadcast. 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. This marks the first original series developed for U.S. distribution on All Access.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are executive producers.