As much as I liked TNG, I'm really kind of tired of reboots and remakes at this point... besides, they couldn't afford Vin Diesel as Captain Picard on a TV budget. Personally, I hope this is some kind of new story about a new crew, ideally in the Prime Universe. But I think it would probably work in the Abramsverse, too, as without the obscene film budget they'd have to dial back the mindless action and (hopefully) replace it with halfway-thoughtful storytelling that the recent films have been lacking.
This one part of the press release gives me hope we may see this on regular television, at least in markets outside the US:
The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.
However, Canada's streaming market is less than ideal, with services CraveTV and Shomi (offered by Bell and Rogers, respectively, themselves both members of the ROBELUS consortium) trying to compete with Netflix. CraveTV currently offers every past Trek series, and I'm a bit worried that they'll be the ones to get this new series rather than it just airing on CityTV (historically, that's been the channel that airs first-run episodes of Trek up here). If it does go to Crave, I'll probably just watch the show through alternative methods until it's released to Blu-Ray and I can buy it properly. I haven't done business with ROBELUS for a long time, and have no intention of starting up again.
Edited by TM2-Megatron, 02 November 2015 - 06:36 PM.