(written from a Production point of view)
CBS Action is a British free-to-air television channel that currently shows Star Trek episodes. It was launched on 16 November 2009, in a joint venture between CBS International and Chello Zone. The channel is broadcast free-to-air on the Eurobird 1 satellite (at 28.5°E) on 11222H 27500 2/3, and is available on Freesat, Sky and Virgin on channels 137, 148 and 192 respectively.
Deep Space Nine Edit
From Tuesday, 29 March to 17 June 2011, three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were broadcast every weekday at 9am, 10am and 11am. This program is shown in the original aspect ratio. This arrangement ended Friday, 17 June 2011, as the final episode was broadcast. DS9 is therefore not currently broadcast.
Prior to Tuesday, 29 March 2011, this program was shown in the prime position slot of a single episode repeated at 1pm, 3pm and 8pm every weekday with an omnibus at 9am to 2pm every Sunday.
The Next Generation Edit
Broadcasts of Star Trek: The Next Generation started on the 20 July 2011, every weekday with repeats on Sunday.
The Original Series Edit
One episode of Star Trek: The Original Series is broadcast every weekday at 1pm, 3pm and 8pm, with each episode repeated a fourth time from 9am to 2pm every Sunday. This is the remastered version, but cropped to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio. They are shown in the airing order of the original series, starting with The Cage and moving into series 1. According to a support email, the episodes broadcast are not cut down or edited in any way - ad breaks are shorter instead.
Prior to this, two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series were broadcast every weekday at 9 and 10am. This was the remastered version, but cropped to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio. These ceased at the end of the third series on Monday, 7 March 2011.
Star Trek: Voyager began airing on the channel starting on 2 July 2012.