Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that the new Picard show would air on Amazon Prime Video internationally, this morning CBS Studios International and Bell Media announced a new licensing agreement for the untitled Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek series in Canada.
Just like the agreement Bell Media has with Discovery, Bell Media’s new acquisition of the exclusive linear television and subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights in English and French in Canada, each episode will be available simultaneously with its release in the U.S.A.
Along with Discovery, Bell Media’s agreement means each episode will stream exclusively the next day on CraveTV(OTT).
Read the announcement below:
“Bell Media has been a terrific home for Star Trek: Discovery, so we’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the next original series in the franchise, and one that it based on a beloved ‘Star Trek’ character,” said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group in a statement. “This new series will deliver CBS’ world-class production auspices and the considerable talents of Sir Patrick Stewart, further exciting Canadian fans who have always been passionately ‘engaged’ in the world of ‘Star Trek.’”
“Canadians have an insatiable appetite for the ‘Star Trek’ franchise, which has resulted in premium impact for our platforms,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “The excitement for the return of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is out of this world, and we’re thrilled to exclusively deliver another highly anticipated installment of the iconic universe to viewers and subscribers.”
With the final piece of the puzzle complete, we have decided to put together a handy “how to view” guide.
Possible Name And More?
Due this week is CBS’s upfront presentation, where the studio is set to present its upcoming projects for the next year to advertisers, we hope to learn more about the show including the long! awaited title.
The series started production in April for an expected 10-episode season with Stewart himself describing the season as a 10-hour movie and will be binge-worthy. Although there’s no set release date yet for the show, the series is slated to arrive by the end of 2019.
Read what we know about the new show below…