Horror Channel, owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International, today announced that it will become the exclusive UK television broadcaster of Star Trek: The Original Series as of Wednesday, 4th January 2017.
Star Trek has aired on CBS Action, another member of the CBS UK channels portfolio since 2009, and its move to Horror Channel in 2017 comes as Horror Channel reinforces itself as the cult TV destination for the lovers of expertly curated horror and science-fiction. Star Trek will be played out every weeknight at 6:00pm with a following weekday repeat at 9:00am.
Mike Moriarty, President, AMC Networks International UK and Central Europe, said today: "We are pleased Horror Channel will become the new exclusive home of Star Trek: The Original Series on UK television and for this iconic show to join the line-up of well-loved and niche science-fiction and fantasy programming the channel offers daily."
Horror Channel previously hosted sci-fi themed cult television favourites, the classic Doctor Who and Irwin Allen's Land of the Giants, with great success.
Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.