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[05/13/19 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video and CBS Announce Exclusive International Agreement for the New "Star Trek" Jean-Luc Picard Series
Under the multi-year agreement with CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.

[via press release from CBS]

"MAKE IT SO!"

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO AND CBS HIT WARP SPEED WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT FOR THE NEW "STAR TREK" JEAN-LUC PICARD SERIES STARRING SIR PATRICK STEWART

Episodes Will Be Available on Amazon Prime Video in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Within 24 Hours of the U.S. Premiere on CBS All Access

LOS ANGELES and AMSTERDAM - May 13, 2019 - Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive streaming home of the new untitled "Star Trek" Jean-Luc Picard series in more than 200 countries and territories, outside of the U.S. and Canada. Under the multi-year agreement with CBS, each episode will be available on Amazon Prime Video within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere. The joint announcement was made today by CBS Studios International and Amazon Prime Video.

The new "Star Trek" series features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as the venerable Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: Next Generation." The series will follow this iconic character in the next chapter of his life.

"There's only one word that can begin to describe Sir Patrick Stewart as Starship Commander Jean-Luc Picard, and that's 'legendary,'" said series executive producer Alex Kurtzman. "We are thrilled beyond measure to have him back in command, bringing the optimistic messages of 'Star Trek' to audiences around the world."

"We're thrilled to partner with CBS to bring the newest edition of the storied 'Star Trek' franchise to our international Amazon Prime Video customers," said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide Content Licensing for Amazon Prime Video. "With the incredible Sir Patrick Stewart returning as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard, we're excited we can give 'Trek' fans both old and new the opportunity to see him back in action. It's a terrific addition to our already robust catalog of exclusive Amazon Prime Video content."

"For 50 years, the 'Star Trek' series have been a global sensation, spanning generations and audiences of all ages. It's an honor to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back for what is sure to be another world-class extension of the historic franchise," said Armando Nu´┐Żez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. "We look forward to working with the team at Amazon Prime Video to bring this next chapter of the incredible 'Star Trek' franchise to its passionate international fan base."

In the U.S., the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS' direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, which is available on all major digital platforms including Amazon Prime Video Channels and Fire TV.

Alongside Stewart, the series will also star Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Harry Treadaway ("Penny Dreadful"), Isa Briones ("American Crime Story: Versace"), Santiago Cabrera ("Salvation"), Evan Evagora (newcomer), and Michelle Hurd ("Blindspot"). The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) will serve as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer will serve as supervising producer.

About CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, Showtime Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Network 10 in Australia and also exports a diverse line-up of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

About Prime Video

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of digital videos - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place.

· Included with Prime: Watch thousands of popular movies and TV shows, including our award-winning Amazon Originals such as the Emmy Award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Homecoming, Hanna, The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman, Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick and Cold War, and the critically acclaimed Beautiful Boy, exclusives, live sports and licensed and self-published content available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

· Instant access: Watch where and when you want with the Prime Video app on your smart TV, mobile device, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Apple TV, game consoles or from the web. For a complete list of compatible devices, visit amazon.com/howtostream.

· Enhanced experiences: Make the most of every viewing with 4K Ultra HD- and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing.

In addition to access to movies and TV shows included with Prime, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive access and discounts to select items, and more. To sign-up for Prime or to find out more visit: amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.





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