STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Sets Audience Record in Canada

             STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Sets Audience Record in Canada

  Canada NewsWire

  TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2017

− Sunday's premiere event delivered the most-watched series audience ever on
Canadian specialty TV –− STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's launch on CraveTV becomes the
service's biggest series debut ever −− Episode 3 premieres on Space this
Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and streams on Crave TV the following day at 8 p.m. ET
–

"Faithful to the original universe, fresh enough to capture a new audience…the
new STAR TREK is the science fiction the world needs right now." Vice.com

To download photography from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY , click here .

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Sunday night's must-see TV event – the
two-part debut of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – has smashed the ratings record books
in Canada on specialty television and SVOD:

  * So far, more than 1.17 million viewers have tuned into the premiere
    episode on Space, making it the most-watched specialty series on record.
  * That record was quickly broken by Episode 2, immediately following on
    Space, with the audience growing 5% to more than 1.2 million viewers to
    date. Episode 2 is now the most-watched series broadcast on Canadian
    specialty on record.
  * On CraveTV, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY 's debut ranks as the biggest ever for
    the streaming service.
  * Including the simulcast on CTV, nearly 2.2 million viewers have watched
    the premiere episode to date, making it the third most-watched series
    debut on Canadian television this season.

Leading up to the premiere, Space's flagship entertainment series INNERSPACE
pulled in 863,000 viewers with their STAR TREK: DISCOVERY countdown special.
Hosted by certified "Trekkies" Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson,
INNERSPACE continues their coverage of the series every Monday at 7 p.m. ET,
following each new episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

New episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Space, and
begin streaming Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CraveTV .

In Episode 3 of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY "Context is For Kings" ( Sunday, Oct. 1
at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Space ), Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery
where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the
mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs).

STAR TREK , one of the most iconic and influential global television
franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR
TREK: DISCOVERY . The series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their
missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and for one Starfleet
officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must
first understand yourself. The series features a new ship, new characters and
new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that
inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with
Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller's Living Dead Guy Productions and
Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin,
Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor
Roth serve as executive producers. The series will air on CBS All Access in
the U.S. and be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on
Netflix in 188 countries.

To download STAR TREK: DISCOVERY photography, please visit:
http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/star-trek/ .

Bell Media has also licensed all 727 existing episodes of the STAR TREK
television library – which includes STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK:
THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and STAR
TREK: ENTERPRISE.

The STAR TREK television library airs on Space (in English) and on Cinépop (in
French), and is available now on CraveTV.

Source: Numeris, Preliminary Data, Live + 3 Days Playback

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About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative
dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and its flagship, daily
entertainment talk show INNERSPACE. Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by 
Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series WYNONNA EARP,
KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series STAR TREK:
DISCOVERY, DOCTOR WHO, KRYPTON, PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS and THE
EXPANSE. Space content is always available at  Space.ca , and on  Facebook , 
@SpaceChannel , and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media,
which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company.

About CraveTV : Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is
Canada's premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of
superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas
and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV
features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing
hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic
programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and
specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the
Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV,
Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel,
SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV,
Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications,
WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through
traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows
8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs.
CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more
than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and
most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and
Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca .

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Andrea Allen, Space, 416-384-5375 or andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca; Mary Costa,
Space, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

For further information: Andrea Allen, Space, 416-384-5375 or
andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca; Mary Costa, Space, 416.384.7702 or
mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

CO: CraveTV

ST: Ontario

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