After a long, long wait, the new Star Trek series Discovery made its premiere last night on CBS, but don’t get too comfortable with it on regular cable TV. CBS announced before the show was even given a release date that the series would only be available on online through All Access, Netflix and CraveTV in Canada. And last night, after the premiere aired, CBS revealed that they had a record on their hands.
Previously CBS’ record number of single-day sign-ups for their streaming service All Access was thanks to the 2017 Grammy Awards back in February, but they have all ready claimed that last night a new record was made. They have released no official numbers, but they are going all in for their services. New episodes will be made available weekly after 8:30 PM ET on Sundays, with the first two all ready available to watch. They are also airing the new weekly series After Trek. a live after-show broadcast hosted by Matt Mira, the first of which is now available to view as well.
CBS All Access isn’t all just about Star Trek though. Subscribers can also view over 9000 episodes of their previous programming, including prime time, day time, late night and classic hits. They plan to air more original content as well, with shows like Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. You can also watch NFL games, and Big Brother live feeds.