Good news, Star Trek fans who also love the letter u, de right types of teaand other things! Paramount+ has finally received a launch date in the UK and Ireland. Bad news: it’s far from time to keep up at least a of the brand new Star Trek shows en route.
Paramount today confirmed that its streaming platform will launch in the UK and Ireland on June 22, available as a standalone service and as part of the Sky Cinema subscription to the UK cable provider. the pennant’The announcement teases a variety of shows that will be on the platform at launch, including the current one debut season of Haloand of course, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds…which airs in the US starting Thursday, May 5.
The June 22 date means that, legally at least, Star Trek fans in the UK and Ireland will not be able to access Strange New Worlds until seven o’clock episodes of the 10-episode season will already have aired elsewhere – and it’s uncertain whether the UK and Irish version of the platform will drop all those episodes in one go, or whether fans will expect a delayed weekly rollout. Which is a shame if you don’t want most of the show spoiled for you beforehand!
This is not the first time Paramount has asked internationally march fans to compromise as things get serious as Paramount+ expands around the world. In a similar scenario days before the premiere of Discovery‘s fourth season, the studio abruptly withdrew the series from an international distribution agreement with Netflix, not just cutting off access to the new season, but all three previous seasons in the process. Paramount reversed the decision only to force international fans to wait for the launch of Paramount+ after massive backlash from both Star Trek fans and Discovery creatives alike, leading to a patchy compromise where: Discovery‘s fourth season aired on the free streaming platform Pluto TVas well as sold as VOD.
The same might happen for: Strange New Worlds in the UK and Ireland, but it’s unlikely now that Paramount has definitely set a launch date for the service. How access works in countries outside the current confirmed markets for: Strange New Worlds— the US, Latin America, Australia and the Nordic countries that already have Paramount+, and on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel, as well as Crave in Canada — or the up to 60 other regions where Paramount is expected to launch Paramount+ by the end of 2022 as well remains to be seen† For now, the choice the studio wants Star Trek fans to make, as the US gears up to go even bolder, is to sit back and wait.
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