Netflix and CBS Studios Worldwide simply inked a deal for the new “Star Trek” series that boldly goes the place no tv program has gone earlier than. Below the settlement, Netflix will distribute every episode of the hotly-anticipated reboot to 188 international locations worldwide.
It’s a notable win for Netflix, particularly contemplating that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose firm runs the competing Prime Video service, is such an epic Star Trek nerd that he’s getting a cameo in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” feature film.
Nevertheless, in the U.S., CBS will launch the first episode on its TV community and launch all subsequent episodes on its digital subscription service, CBS All Entry. An analogous launch is deliberate on Canada’s Bell Media community, according to Selection. The present received’t be accessible on Netflix to subscribers in the U.S. or Canada.
That may sound extremely illogical, however it truly makes loads of sense for CBS, which is attempting to bolster its stand-alone, $5.99 monthly, streaming service and money in on the binge-watching craze.
The new “Star Trek” will premiere in the U.S. and overseas in January 2017.
Trekkies impatient for the 2017 launch could have the alternative to bone up on earlier installments of the iconic present. The unique “Star Trek” series, in addition to “The Subsequent Technology,” “Deep House 9,” “Voyager” and “Enterprise,” will likely be accessible on Netflix by the finish of the yr.
Netflix studies its newest quarterly earnings this afternoon.