Dan Leckie has been a Star Trek fan since he pressed play on a VHS tape of the unique TV present throughout Christmas of 1991. Leckie, from Aberdeen, Scotland, was immediately hooked on the sci-fi sequence and its subsequent iterations and usually attends conventions to fulfill up with fellow followers. However on November 16 he observed one thing bizarre: Netflix had stopped selling the primary three seasons of Star Trek: Discovery—and previews of season 4, attributable to launch on November 18, had additionally vanished.
What Leckie had noticed would quickly develop into some extent of shock for Star Trek followers the world over: Netflix had misplaced the rights to the fourth season of Discovery outdoors of the US, and the earlier seasons, too. They’d now seem on Paramount+, the streaming service previously generally known as CBS All Entry and owned by ViacomCBS—however not till 2022, and even then, not in every single place. (Within the US, Star Trek: Discovery has all the time streamed solely on Paramount+/CBS All Entry.) And Star Trek is only the start. What’s unhealthy information for Discovery followers now’s yet one more glimpse of the more and more muddled way forward for streaming.
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