CBS All Access plans to launch in Canada early next year
TORONTO — U.S. streaming service CBS All Access is coming to Canada next year. The subscription platform behind the upcoming original series “Star Trek: Discovery’’ and “The Good Wife’’ spinoff “The Good Fight’’ says it’s looking to expand into new markets.
The first stop will be Canada in the first half of 2018. Last year, Bell Media announced it had acquired the exclusive rights to “Star Trek: Discovery’’ in Canada, which would have its debut episode air on CTV before being broadcast on Space and Z. It was also announced the show would later be available to stream on CraveTV. It’s unclear if those plans will change, or if “Star Trek: Discovery’’ will be available on CBS All Access in Canada. In the U.S., CBS All Access offers a vast library of current prime-time hits such as “Big Bang Theory,’’ “Madam Secretary’’ and “NCIS,’’ as well as the day-time soap “The Young and the Restless.’’ There’s also a selection of classic hit TV series like “Cheers,’’ “Beverly Hills 90210’’ and “Taxi.’’