I have been very under the impression that CBS bought Paramount's television interests, which meant that they "inherited" STAR TREK. Perhaps ... not even really "wanting" it. And then, after having gotten "burned," basically, with the failure of ENTERPRISE, kind of lost any real interest in any future STAR TREK series, as long as Paramount still retains STAR TREK movie rights. If you look at the "official" STAR TREK site - startrek.com - it's very evident by its crappy state that "they" don't care, whilst other CBS properties have official sites that are of much higher quality. It would also explain how tolerant CBS is of STAR TREK novels and Fan Movies, where Bad Robot is much more protective of its interests, where STAR TREK is concerned.