Paramount+ will be the new streaming home for Star Trek in Canada, with the various shows joining the service over the next month.
Listen up, fellow Canadians. The Star Trek franchise will have new streaming home in Canada, and it’s where it should have been from the very beginning. Paramount+ announced today that it will be the new streaming home to more than 800 episodes of the sci-fi franchise as well as the feature films.
Starting today, Paramount+ welcomes all available seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has also joined the streaming service, with the first season now available as well as all episodes to date of the second season. As for the other Star Trek shows, they will be rolling out in the coming weeks.
- August 8th – Star Trek: The Next Generation
- August 15th – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- August 22nd – Star Trek: Voyager
- August 29th – Star Trek: Enterprise
- September 5th – Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series & Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Cut
“‘Star Trek’ is one of the most iconic TV brands in the world,” Katrina Kowalski, vice president of content at Paramount+ and Pluto TV Canada, said in a statement. “In the decades since the first series premiered in 1966, the franchise has evolved, growing and inspiring its audience with expansive storytelling and a diverse cast of characters. We are so thrilled Paramount+ is now the Canadian streaming destination for the catalogue.“
Previously, many Star Trek series were available on Bell Media’s streaming service, Crave, but with the exception of Strange New Worlds, those shows have been removed from the service. “Our licensing agreement to deliver ‘Star Trek’ titles on Crave has changed. However, CTV Sci-Fi continues to be the exclusive Canadian broadcast home of ‘Star Trek,’ and this content will continue to live on CTV.ca and the CTV app,” Bell Media confirmed to Variety. “New episodes of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ continue to be available on Crave, while other ‘Star Trek’ content has been phased out and will no longer be available on Crave effective Aug. 1.“
When the fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery returns, it will be available on CTV Sci-Fi, but not on Crave. Future Star Trek projects, including Star Trek: Starfleet Academy and Star Trek: Section 31, will stream on Paramount+ in Canada. Netflix Canada continues to include a handful of Star Trek series, including The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and The Animated Series.
Any day I can write about Star Trek and Canada is a good one. The second season of Strange New Worlds is currently underway, and you can check out a review from our own Alex Maidy right here.