E4 prospers with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘Man With A Plan’

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery and Man With A Plan are heading to E4.

Channel 4’s youth-skewing channel will air the hit CBS All Access Star Trek drama as well as CBS’s Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy Man With A Plan. Both shows will launch on E4 in 2020.

The deal was struck between the US broadcaster’s distribution arm CBS Studios International and Channel 4.

Barry Chamberlain, president of sales for CBS Studios International, said: “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for Star Trek: Discovery to the international market and launch in the UK with our valued friends at Channel 4.

“This agreement features the best of both worlds – premium subscription content from a global franchise and a very popular network comedy from America’s Most-Watched Network.”

Channel 4 has previously licensed a number of programmes from CBS Studios International, including The Good Fight and Charmed.

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