Netflix announced today that they had just reached a landmark international licensing agreement for the new “Star Trek” series.  When this new series was first announced earlier this year, it was said to only be available on CBS’s Live-Access streaming channel.  Now, once the series begins in January 2017, each episode will be available on Netflix globally 24 hours after its U.S. premier!
UPDATE 2:  Upon further clarification, the new CBS series will be available on Netflix in 188 countries EXCLUDING all of North America.  US and Canadian viewers will still need to find it on CBS All Access.


The Trek-citement doesn’t end there.  Even more amazing, EVERY episode for each of the TV series will be available on Netflix by the end of 2016!  That’s right, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic “Star Trek” television library – 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! No news yet on if this includes the animated series.   UPDATE 1:  Netflix just confirmed to us that it WILL include the 1974 animated series!


From the press release:

“The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International. “‘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 U.S. Thanks to our world-class partners at Netflix, the new ‘Star Trek’ will definitely be ‘hailing on all frequencies’ throughout the planet.”

“‘Star Trek’ is one of the most iconic shows in television history and we’re thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the beloved series to Trekkies around the world,” said Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix. “The newest chapter of the story promises to continue the rich tradition of adventure and is sure to excite fans everywhere Netflix is available.”