NetflixInc. inked a licensing deal with CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International to be theexclusive premiere home of the new "Star Trek" television series in188 countries, excluding the U.S. and Canada, the company said July 18.
Subscription video-on-demand service CBS All Access willoffer exclusive access to the series in the U.S. Each episode ofthe "Star Trek" series will be available globally within 24 hours ofits U.S. premiere. Production of the show begins in September,with the premiere set for January 2017.
By the end of the year, Netflix will offer access to all 727existing episodes of the "Star Trek" television library, including"Star Trek: The Original Series," "Star Trek: The NextGeneration," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek:Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise," globally.
The new "Star Trek" series is produced by CBSTelevision Studios in partnership with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout, Fuller'sLiving Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment.