Netflix Acquires Rights for the New Star Trek TV Show

Monday, 18 July 2016 - 12:57PM
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Monday, 18 July 2016 - 12:57PM
Netflix Acquires Rights for the New Star Trek TV Show
Netflix has just acquired the international rights for all Star Trek series, including the new one. Episodes of the new Star Trek series, which debuts in January, will come on the streaming service within 24 hours of the premiere.

Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series will air on CBS in the US, as well as CBS All Access, and on Bell Media in Canada. Netflix has the exclusive rights for international distribution in 188 countries, including North America. 

Netflix also acquired the rights to all of the classic TV shows, including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. They will all be available globally by the end of the year, just in time for the new series. 

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"The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event," CBS Studios International CEO Armando Nuñez said in a statement (via Screenrant). "'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."
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The new Star Trek series will start shooting in September, and will premiere on an unspecified date in January 2017.
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