Syfy announces : The Expanse.
If this show turns out to be any good, expect syfy to cancel it after a season or two.
It is funny because you were right. Thank God Jeff Bezos is a fan and also happens to have an unlimited pool of money!
However, Stargate Universe wasn't very good. Or what other show did you have in mind?
They must know that releasing them to a larger audience may get them more customers or maybe even more purchases of Amazon Prime. Youtube kinda figured this out with CorbaKai it is a great show and YouTube does a delayed release giving paying customers first access to the series episodes, but then a few weeks later YouTube slowly trickles out the episodes you can watch for free. If your a huge fan and want to watch it immediately you will pay for their service if not you can watch it later with youtube ads inserted. They make money both ways 🙂
They should just release it on YouTube and get the ad revenue....