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Star Trek: Discovery finds UK linear home on E4

October 17, 2019

By Nik Roseveare

E4 has acquired the UK exclusive broadcast rights for new CBS comedy Man With A Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc. The deal with CBS Studios International also gives E4 the UK linear television premiere of Star Trek: Discovery.

Star Trek: Discovery, which had previously only been available to watch on Netflix in the UK, and Man With A Plan, will both launch on E4 in 2020.

Barry Chamberlain, President of Sales, CBS Studios International, commented: “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the international market and launch in the UK with our valued friends at Channel 4. This agreement features the best of both worlds – premium subscription content from a global franchise and a very popular network comedy from America’s Most-Watched Network. Channel 4 is already a licensee for several of our top-rated franchises, including The Good Fight and Charmed, and we are confident they will have continued success with Star Trek: Discovery and Man With A Plan.”

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