– CTV to launch the series with Space in special one-night simulcast –
– New episodes roll out every Sunday on Space, Space.ca, Space Go and On Demand –
– CraveTV to announce exclusive Canadian streaming dates for the series in the coming weeks –
TORONTO (June 19, 2017) – Scheduling for one of television’s most anticipated debuts of the year was revealed today as Space confirmed that STAR TREK: DISCOVERY makes its exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere simultaneously on CTV and Space, Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT. Episode 2 follows immediately the same evening only on Space. The 15-episode season will roll out in two chapters, with the first eight episodes running from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The second chapter resumes in January 2018. Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will also stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, with full scheduling details to be released in the coming weeks.
“The addition of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY anchors Space’s incredibly exciting fall schedule,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “Joining genre heavy-hitters THE LAST SHIP and THE LIBRARIANS, Space continues to be the go-to-destination for exclusive, high-octane and compelling drama.”
STAR TREK, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and for one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. The series will air on CBS All Access in the U.S. and be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
To download STAR TREK: DISCOVERY photography, including photos of Sonequa Martin-Green’s appearance at the CTV Upfront 2017, please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/star-trek/.
Bell Media has also licensed all 727 existing episodes of the STAR TREK television library – which includes STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.
The STAR TREK television library airs on Space (in English) and on Cinépop (in French), and is available now on CraveTV.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.