Hear out Trekkers! Netflix is going to air CBS’ latest Star Trek TV series globally, including India, on its platform by January 2017. Also, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic television series, which includes, 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 on Netflix by the end of this year. Also Read - Best Netflix plan to watch June 2021 releases movies: Money Heist 5 and moreAlso Read - Netflix could soon let you play games while watching your favourite movies/shows
On July 18, CBS and Netflix announced a licensing agreement deal for the new Star Trek television series. According to the agreement, Netflix will have the exclusive rights to air the show, and it will be beamed to a total of 188 countries (which excludes US and Canada) around the globe. After every episode is premiered in the US on CBS, 24-hour later it will go live on Netflix. Also Read - Netflix to soon launch N-Plus subscription for access 'behind-the-scenes' and more content
The production of the new series is scheduled to begin in September this year. The last time that the Star Trek series was aired on the television was back in 2005.
The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event. 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. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new Star Trek will definitely be hailing on all frequencies throughout the planet. said Armando Nu ez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International.
While Netflix is making a big move with an exclusive right over such an iconic series, it’s good to see the company has included India in the list of countries. Netflix, which entered India earlier this year, was criticized for a skeletal catalog. But it has been improving on that front of late, and recently added highly popular House of Cards on its India platform. Also, it is now going to launch its first original series made in India.