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Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE, formerly Paramount Home Media Distribution, and originally Paramount Home Video and Paramount Video) is the home video format distribution arm of Paramount Pictures.

Until 2007, it distributed all home video products of Star Trek films and television shows. It was founded in 1976 as "Paramount Home Video". One of its first presidents had been Mel Harris, who went on to play a major part in the history of the Star Trek franchise.

Star Trek releases[]

US division[]

After the late 2005 split of the old Viacom conglomerate, Paramount lost the Star Trek franchise to CBS Corporation, but continued to distribute Star Trek on home video formats for a time until CBS Home Entertainment took over in 2007; in practice, however, there was little change as CBS continued to distribute home entertainment products through Paramount. Paramount continued to produce Star Trek films, with home video/audio releases of these continuing to fall under the respective Paramount divisions.

This inefficient arrangement ended in 2019 when the two entities were, like the Star Trek film and television franchises, reunified into what has become the Paramount Global holding conglomerate of a unified Paramount Home Entertainment.

UK division[]

The UK division of PHE was responsible for Star Trek VHS releases in the UK from 1999 to 2002, and DVD releases from 2002 onward. PHE took over distribution from CIC Video, who were merged into PHE following the end of the joint venture with Universal Pictures.

VHS releases included the final three seasons of TNG re-releases (seasons 3-5) in three-episodes-per-tape format, as well as DS9 volume 7.13, VOY Season 6 and 7, and the first season of Enterprise.

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