I didn't realize that Netflix has streaming rights in the U.S. and Canada for the old series. I just reread the original press release from July 18, 2016 and I guess I misinterpreted it:
Star Trek International Broadcasters Set for New Star Trek Series
Precisely! In the USA they used it for bait and content for the streaming service. But for Canada, they were more interested in monetizing.
CBSAA will sink or swim based on their U.S. operations. Canada is just a little extra gravy (sorry for the mixed metaphor
.) Here's my rationale for why they make more money this way (linear TV isn't dead yet.)
CBSAA would have the same number of exclusive series in Canada as they do in the USA.
Each series in each country has its own contract. For example, they mentioned that all past seasons of ELEMENTARY are available in Canada, but they only have the current season in the U.S.
There are 2 "originals" listed in Canada. "The Good Fight" and "No Activity". Are there only 2 originals currently listed in the USA?
There's not much more in the U.S.
After Trek 14 Episodes
Big Brother: Over the Top 11 Episodes
The Good Fight 22 Episodes Season 2 Now Streaming
Star Trek: Discovery 15 Episodes
No Activity 8 Episodes
Strange Angel 2 Clips Premieres June 14
I don't know what they will do with Strange Angel
in Canada. Also, only season 1 of The Good Fight
is streaming in Canada. Season 2 is airing on linear TV - W Network.