According to CBS Corporation’s Les Moonves, Netflix has paid for the entire production budget of Star Trek: Discovery. Netflix will be airing the series outside of the U.S. and Canada.
“Netflix just took it off the table for the rest of the world,” said Moonves. “Basically, Star Trek is going on CBS All Access for free.”
“The back-end is now becoming more important than the front end,” said Moonves. No back-end sales would mean that CBS would be unable to offer shows like Star Trek: Discovery.