According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Comcast-owned cable net, G4, is close to acquiring the syndication rights to the original Star Trek and one of its spinoffs, Star Trek: The Next Generation from Paramount Domestic Television, sources said. Trek has been a syndication fixture since the first edition blossomed there after its brief network run in the late '60s.

Sources also suggest that Trek will be part of a Comcast effort next year to reposition the channel brand of G4, which struggled to establish itself as the TV home for video gamers, in a broader play for young male viewers. A name change also is being considered.