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Star Trek draws record SVoD sign-ups for CBS

September 25, 2017

By Nik Roseveare

The premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital SVoD service, set a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day.

CBS didn’t release exact figures, but said the number “eclipsed” the previous record held by the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Episodes one and two of Star Trek: Discovery went live on the service on September 24th. New episodes will be available on demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the US. A subscription costs $5.99 per month or $9.99 for ad-free content.

In addition to its single day subscriber sign-up record, CBS All Access said it also experienced its best week and month ever for sign-ups due to the launch of Star Trek: Discovery, the fall kick-off of the NFL on CBS on the service’s live local feeds and the season finale of Big Brother.

In the UK, Star Trek: Discovery will air exclusively on Netflix. The first two episodes are available from today (September 25th), with future episodes released weekly, less than 24 hours after they are shown in the US.

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