Bell Media has announced it has exclusive Canadian TV rights and streaming access in English and French to the new and still-untitled Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard television series from CBS Studios.
According to Bell, each episode will air on TV in Canada on Space (English) and Z (in French) at the same time as the U.S., while stream on Crave the next day.
“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, in a press release. “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.”
Incoming Transmission from @SirPatStew! The untitled “#StarTrek” Jean-Luc Picard series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries+ outside the US & Canada and on CBS All Access in the United States. #primevideo @primevideouk https://t.co/UgxPFcRyaT pic.twitter.com/gzAZBVe0MR
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) May 13, 2019
In the U.S., the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, which is also available in Canada. Other countries will have access via Amazon Prime Video—but not in Canada.