Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive home of the brand-new Star Trek TV series, and will broadcast the show globally next year. But when it was announced, CBS said that only the first episode would air on TV, with the rest of the episodes being exclusive to the network’s own streaming service. For $5.99of course.
The thing is CBS has no digital footprint outside of the US, so it will be Netflix who will bring the show to the rest of the world — except for Canada. Canada has their own separate deal.
Each episode will arrive on the service within 24 hours of its arrival in the US. Of course, US folks will still have to pay the $5.99 to watch the new Star Trek on CBS’ streaming service and now folks outside of the US can rest easy, knowing that they will also be able to see the show. We are all hoping for a really great Star Trek show that brings the adventure of exploration back to out televisions. And if they do, now the whole world is going to be watching. We are hopeful that it will be a return to Star Trek’s roots. Fingers crossed.
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