Things are about to change for how fans watch in Canada as Star Trek shows will be leaving the Crave streaming service over the coming months. However, CTV Sci-Fi will continue to broadcast Star Trek in Canada.
Star Trek leaving Crave in Canada
Since the launch of Star Trek: Discovery in 2017, CBS (now Paramount) has partnered with Bell Media to distribute all of the new Star Trek shows in Canada, both live-action and animated. On the same day as they appear on Paramount+ in the USA, they are broadcast on CTV Sci-Fi Channel (formerly the Space Channel) and become available on Bell’s Crave streaming service the next day. Crave maintains a library of the new Star Trek shows along with the legacy shows; however, that will all come to an end this summer.
Crave has confirmed with TrekMovie that it will “phase out” Star Trek content as of August 1st, including the legacy shows. In fact, subscribers can already see warnings within Crave about the different shows leaving between July 24 and July 31. The one exception is Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which is currently running its second season. Bell Media has confirmed that Strange New Worlds will be available to stream on Crave until the fall.
It isn’t known where Canadians will be able to go to stream Star Trek content after they exit Crave, but the shows will likely become available on Paramount+ in Canada, which is currently the only international instance of Paramount+ without original Star Trek content. However, Paramount+ has not yet commented on these changes in Canada, but it would fit a pattern that began earlier this year when a number of Showtime series exited Crave only to become available on Paramouint+ Canada.
So Strange New Worlds season 2 will be the end of Star Trek on Crave. Here is a Crave promo for season 2 from the spring.
There's a world for everybody. 🚀
— Crave (@CraveCanada) May 28, 2023
Trek still broadcasting on CTV Sci-Fi
Even though Crave will no longer stream Star Trek shows, Bell Media will still broadcast them in Canada. According to a spokesperson from Bell:
Our licensing agreement to deliver Star Trek titles on Crave has changed. However, CTV Sci-Fi continues to be the exclusive Canadian broadcast home of Star Trek, and this content will continue to live on CTV.ca and the CTV app.
Bell Media also confirmed CTV Sci-Fi subscribers will continue to have access to all episodes of Strange New Worlds, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, and Prodigy via CTV.ca and the CTV app.
You can see a promo from CTV Sci-Fi for Strange New Worlds below.
The wait is almost over for the new season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!
— CTV Sci-Fi Channel (@CTVSciFi) June 9, 2023
TrekMovie will provide an update when more is known about what’s next for streaming Star Trek in Canada.
Keep up with the Star Trek Universe on TV here at TrekMovie.com.