For anyone who doesn’t have Netflix (which you should, theres a lot of good stuff there!), Channel 4 has announced they’ve gained the rights for Discovery on regular TV.
Just announced, the deal will see Channel 4 secure two of CBS’ properties as they secure the regular television rights for Matt LeBlanc’s new show ‘Man With a Plan’ and All Access show Star Trek Discovery. Both will air on their E4 Channel from next year. You can read the full announcement at Channel 4.
The news may seem a little ‘secondary’ in the announcement to Man With a Plan, it’s somewhat understandable; despite some early speculation, it does seem clear that Discovery won’t be moving away from Netflix, who has the ‘first run’ rights. The deal simply means that the show will have a home outwith streaming and will launch on a two-year delay on E4.
Season 3 of Discovery is still set to air in 2020 on Netflix, while E4 will start from the beginning with Season 1 for non-streaming subscribers.
The latest issue of Comms has a list of what we know, and what we can likely expect in the coming season of Discovery while members can also take part in the Spoilers & Discussion Group ahead of the new season (details available in the Hub & Europa). If yoou’re not a member of Quadrant 2 and would like to enjoy our member benefits, you can find out more here.