Sorry folks, but the news hasn’t changed about the new Star Trek series airing on CBS All Access. However, in a new deal with Netflix, the streaming service will now be airing the show 24 hours after it airs on CBS All Access. There’s a bit of a catch, though. The deal was for an international license. This means that if you live in one of the 188 other countries that Netflix streams in, then you’re in luck! If you live in the U.S. or in Canada, you’ll still have to watch the series via CBS All Access.
At first the news about Netflix acquiring the series didn’t make much sense since it was supposed to air on CBS All Access. But once it became clear that it wouldn’t air on Netflix in the U.S. or in Canada, the deal made perfect sense. If you weren’t mad already about the show airing on CBS All Access (or if you were), then here are several more reasons to be upset.
For you international users, you’ll also be happy to know that the entire Star Trek television library will be available around the world by the end of 2016. This includes Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. For you Canadians, the Star Trek rights were acquired by Bell Media. While the first episode of the new series will air in the U.S. on CBS, it will air at the same time on CTV in Canada. The later episodes will then air on Space (English), Z (French), and then eventually land on CraveTV.
The new Star Trek is scheduled to premiere on CBS in January of 2017.