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Spike TV Is Becoming the Paramount Network in January


If you have Spike TV on your live TV streaming service, it will soon be getting a new brand and a new lineup.

Recently Viacom, the parent company behind Spike TV, announced that the network will be renamed The Paramount Network on January 18, 2018.

The network is said to be making a slight shift to more original scripted content with “Waco” premiering in January 2018. The six-part event will focus on the 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidians in the greater Waco, Texas area.

That will be followed later by a new original scripted show called “Yellowstone” based on the 1988 cult classic film.

This is all part of the “new strategic vision and framework” that was announced by Viacom CEO Bob Bakish back in February 2017.

Spike first launched as the Nashville Network and later became TNN. In 2003 it was renamed Spike TV with male-oriented programming. Now Viacom wants to make the network “a premium entertainment destination for a gender-balanced audience.”

Sling TV, Philo, and DIRECTV NOW are the only live TV streaming services at this time to offer Spike TV. Subscribers to these services should see The Paramount Network replace Spike TV on January 18, 2018.

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  • J Lancaster

    ….In 2003 it was renamed Spike TV with male-oriented programming. Now Viacom wants to make the network “a premium entertainment destination for a gender-balanced audience.”… Yes because anything Male focused is now bad.

    • Jared Cheeseman

      they are keeping belator tho which i like

    • TaiPeng

      Paramount means the Star Trek network.

  • Well that sux. Wonder what they’ll do with COPS now?

    • Nathan John Ganiere

      most likely bye bye unless some other network picks it up……

      • Jared Cheeseman

        ya

  • Jared Cheeseman

    belator wil remain on there

  • TV Barrington

    Starting from March 1983 to January 2018, this channel has suffered from several name changes and/or name tweaks.

    The Nashville Network (TNN) >> The National Network (TNN) >> Spike TV >> Spike >> The Paramount Network

    • Jared Cheeseman

      wow

    • Jared Cheeseman

      crazy

  • Malignar

    I actually liked the shows on that network. Wonder what will happen to COPS and Bar Rescue.

    • Jared Cheeseman

      idk

      • Robert Beier

        From the Viacom blog: Paramount Network will also launch with several hit holdovers from its predecessor Spike, including Ink Master, Lip Sync Battle, Bar Rescue, and Bellator MMA.

        • Jared Cheeseman

          cool

  • TaiPeng

    What of the content? No more bars to rescue?

  • They should throw Star Trek back on it.