LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Netflix is to be the exclusive home of the new Star Trek series in 188 countries, excluding the United States and Canada.
After the pilot premieres on CBS, that first episode and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the network's digital-subscription, video on-demand and live-streaming service. Each episode of the show will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
As part of the deal between Netflix and CBS Studios International, all 727 existing episodes of the 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 on Netflix around the world by the end of this year.
The latest, small-screen installment in the Star Trek franchise will begin production in Toronto in September for a January 2017 premiere.
"The launch of the new Star Trek will truly be a global television event," Armando Nuñez, president and chief executive officer of CBS Studios International, said in a statement Monday. "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," added 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."