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Jon Stewart, 'Star Trek' developments deepen digital TV pool

Jon Stewart, 'Star Trek' developments deepen digital TV pool

Jon Stewart and "Star Trek," two of the most successful franchises in media history, are returning to television. But neither is actually going to be on TV.

Stewart signed a four-year contract with HBO, and "Star Trek" has a new deal with CBS. Each development was big news this week for millions of fans. But taken together, they have something even larger to say to all of us: The digital future for TV is arriving a lot faster than many analysts thought. In fact, when it comes to the very best TV has to offer, it is already here.

These two cultural juggernauts are not going to appear on the broadcast network and premium cable channel that made CBS and HBO...

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