Bryan Fuller’s Star Trek Series Gets Exclusive Netflix Streaming Rights Outside the U.S.

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A lot of Star Trek fans were concerned when we found out Bryan Fuller’s show would only be available on CBS All Access. There’s news on that front today but it’s not good if you live in the U.S. Netflix will stream the show internationally.

Variety reports:

Netflix has signed an international licensing agreement with CBS Studios Intl. for the new “Star Trek” television series. The streaming platform will be the exclusive home of the series in 188 countries, excluding the U.S. and Canada, where CBS and Bell Media, respectively, have the exclusive rights. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

Additionally, all 727 episodes of the previous “Star Trek” TV series, 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 on Netflix around the world by the end of this year.

So we’re back to square one. Having to sign up for another streaming service and watching week by week. Though it’s certainly refreshing for those outside the U.S. who are normally having to pay up or wait for shows we get easily.

“The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nunez, president and CEO at CBS Studios Intl. “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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  • This… is why bittorrents exist, I guess. At least for those in the USA this time, rather than the usual other way around!

  • Evelyn Starshine

    AWESOME
    this month we got the old star trek series which is brilliant also and good to hear everyone will

  • Ssso…*turns on VPN*