In February we reported that CBS and Netflix had cut a deal to begin streaming a number of CBS series, including all of the Star Trek TV shows. Some CBS shows have begun to appear on streaming, so TrekMovie checked with Netflix get an update on the Star Trek roll-out, see below for exclusive details.
Netflix streaming every Star Trek series starting in July
The new CBS/Netflix streaming deal has just kicked in and some shows have started showing up on Netflix streaming, including genre shows The Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks, but a number of other shows like Frasier, Family Ties, and the various Star Trek shows haven’t yet been made available for streaming. After seeing some Twitter questions about this and getting some emails, TrekMovie checked with Netflix who gave us an exclusive update on their plans for Star Trek.
Firstly Netflix confirmed they will be streaming every episode of every season for all five live-action Star Trek series: the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. TOS, TNG, Voyager and Enterprise will all become available on July 1st. DS9 will launch on October 1st. TOS and Enterprise will be available in HD. The only Trek TV that Netflix will not be streaming is Star Trek: The Animated Series from the 70s, as that show was not included in the CBS deal.
This new deal will make Netflix the first service to offer commercial-free streaming of any Star Trek series. Currently only the original Star Trek series, the animated Star Trek series, and Enterprise are available with ad-supported streaming at CBS.com, so Netflix will also be the first service to offer any kind of streaming for TNG, DS9 or Voyager. And in the case of TNG, Netflix will be the first digital delivery of any kind as that popular series is still the only Star Trek show not available at iTunes.
The Netflix/CBS licensing deal is for USA only and covers two years with an option to be extended for two additional years. Also the CBS/Netflix deal is not exclusive, so it is possible that in the future we could see Star Trek show up on other streaming services.
You will be able to watch the Star Trek episodes online or with a Netflix-ready TV, XBox360, PS3, Wii or other Netflix-ready device. Netflix streaming is also available on mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Windows 7 phones so you can have access to every single episode of Star Trek anywhere you go. Streaming-only accounts at Netflix cost $7.99/month, and DVD/Blu-ray+streaming subscriptions start at $9.99/month. More info at www.netflix.com.
All of Star Trek TV coming to Netflix – take your Trek anywyere