Star Trek is ready for a big return in 2017, and there is more being said about the new CBS series. Previews comments by those involved with CBS revealed just how hot this product is in terms of the small screen.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Les Moonves, the man in charge of CBS, revealed more about the series and who was interested in it. Apparently, several streaming services were ready to pay big money for the new addition to the Star Trek franchise.
“Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, they all offered us a lot of money. They all wanted it very badly. We could have taken the quick bucks from Netflix but it shows we’re investing in a property we really believe in the future.”
Even with CBS turning down the big offers from Netflix and others, the series has already made them a lot of money, and the money is still rolling in. Moonves revealed that, “The numbers internationally are pretty astronomical.”
Do you plan to watch the new Star Trek? Will you subscribe to CBS All Access to watch? Tell us what you think.
Heck no! Since people started canceling their cable tv packages, everyone now is offering streaming video. I cancelled cable because I didn’t want to pay $100 for crap. But $11 a month, $99 a year, etc. still adds up. I’m not jumping on another streaming service no matter what they offer. I’ll wait until it comes out on DVD.
Not thrilled with this but why isn’t anyone bitching about the exclusives on the other streaming service? I get that they offer a larger library that CBS, but it is not like CBS has nothing else to offer. If you love star trek you will pay your $6 for the 3-4 months the show airs and then cancel it till it comes back on. CBS will ether get a clue and add more content (don’t understand why all CBS properties are not available on “all access”) or they will pull the plug and push this out on other services. One… Read more »
I already have the top package from Verizon Fios, plus Netflix subscription and Amazon. Love Star Trek, but no way that I would pay for a (as others already said, worthless) CBS all access subscription. I am sure it will find its way to one of my services eventually. Or maybe CBS will reconsider their bad decision if nobody signs up for all access.
Nope, won’t pay for the worthless CBS all access. Why should I pay for CBS all access when the very few CBS shows I do watch can be viewed another way. I’ll wait a few years until it streams on another medium or is on DVD.
I will watch it but I am not going to pay for cbs. I will download it and watch it for free oh yeah and commercial free
Nope, won’t be paying for anything that is on a streaming service I have no need for. If they have such confidence in it, release it on normal TV like their other shows or give it to a streaming service people use, like Netflix.
Also won’t watch anything that has to do with Jar Jar Abrams and his BS new timeline that ruined 40 years of actual good Star Trek
If the new Star Trek series gets renewed for a second season, they should consider about moving it from CBS All Access – CBS (on TV).
David E is right. CBS should definitely consider about moving it to normal TV, if they renew it for a second season. Why we all watch season one on CBS All Access if it’s not gonna be shown on normal TV. Come on, CBS! We have to watch season one on normal TV. If you have no plans to change your minds, then, let us watch season two on TV. Do we all have to wait until the new Star Trek series comes out on DVD and Blu-ray?
Hopefully they release it on a tv channel eventually.
CBS has made a BIG mistake on this one. there’s going to be alot of backlash and low numbers as people aren’t going to pay them to see it on their service. They don’t have ANYTHING else to make it worth it!
Would like to watch the new Star Trek, but I won’t pay for CBS Access to see it.
As much as I would love to watch this program, I still see no reason to pay CBS for one show. There really isn’t anything else on CBS All Access to watch that I cannot watch some other way. At least with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, I have many different choices. I guess I will just miss this one.