Spike
CountryAustralia
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
History
Launched1 July 2016 (2016-07-01)
Closed27 February 2022 (2022-02-27)

Spike was an Australian pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia. It launched on 1 July 2016 on Fetch TV and was exclusive to that service.[1][2] A localised version of then U.S. channel of the same name, it primarily aired entertainment programming geared towards a male audience, including import dramas, programming from its former U.S. counterpart, and mixed martial arts.[3][4]

The channel was closed on 27 February 2022 with no replacement.[5]

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References

  1. ^ "Spike channel to launch in Australia via Fetch TV — DeciderTV". Decidertv.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  2. ^ Knox, David (16 June 2016). "New Fetch TV box adds Spike, Presto. – TV Tonight". Tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ Barrett, Dan (15 June 2016). "Spike to launch on Fetch TV - 1 July 2016". Mediaweek.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Spike TV To Launch In Australia". CraveOnline.com.au. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Fetch to drop Spike TV". TV Tonight. 17 February 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Results for channel "Spike" (Thursday, Friday)". Yahoo! TV. 24 August 2017.