Spike
Spike logo 2015.svg
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
NetworkSpike
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsMTV
MTV Hits
MTV Live
MTV 80s
MTV 90s
MTV 00s
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Extra
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nicktoons
NickMusic
History
Launched1 October 2015; 6 years ago (2015-10-01)
Links
Websitewww.spiketv.nl
Availability
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Spike is a Dutch free-to-air television channel in the Netherlands, based on the American rebranded Paramount Network. It was the third Spike channel next to the US and UK version of the channel. The television channel aims at an audience of mainly men. The channel launched on 1 October 2015. Initially it only broadcast daily between 21:00 and 2:30, time-sharing with Nickelodeon. As of 12 December 2016 the channel is broadcasting 24 hours a day in the Netherlands. Until 6 January 2021, the channel was also available in Flanders.

History

On 18 August 2015, Viacom announced that Spike would launch in the Netherlands and Flanders on 1 October 2015.[1] It started broadcasting at night and broadcasts from 21:00 to 2:30 on Nickelodeon, replacing TeenNick in its time slot.[2] This brings the American Spike channel for the first time in the Netherlands and Belgium.

On 12 December 2016 Spike launched as a 24-hours channel on Ziggo in the Netherlands, followed by KPN, Telfort, XS4ALL, Caiway and T-Mobile Thuis 3 months later. Nickelodeon became a 24-hours channel again. On some platforms in the Netherlands, and in Flanders Spike keeps on time-sharing daily between 21:05 and 5:00 with Nickelodeon, which is 2.5 hours longer than before 12 December 2016.[3][4][5]

On 18 January 2018, the American channel Spike was rebranded as Paramount Network by Viacom Media Networks to closely associate with the Paramount Pictures movie studio. Later followed by 5Spike in the UK.[6] The Dutch channel will be renamed by Paramount Network on 24 May 2022.[7]

In December 2020 it was announced that Spike will stop broadcasting in Flanders on 6 January 2021. Since that day, Nickelodeon is broadcasting 24 hours a day in Flanders.[8][9]

Programming

Local shows

Imports

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dutch launch for Spike in October". BroadbandTVNews.com. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Spike TV begonnen in Nederland en België". TotaalTV.nl. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ Robert Briel (1 November 2016). "Spike goes 24/7 exclusively on Ziggo". BroadbandTVNews.com. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Verschuiving zender Nickelodeon". Ziggo.nl. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek & Jan-Hein Visser (21 February 2017). "Spike 24/7 na Ziggo ook bij KPN, Caiway en T-Mobile Thuis". TotaalTV. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (9 February 2017). "Spike To Change Name & Become The Paramount Network In Viacom Rebranding". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  7. ^ de Jong, David (30 March 2022). "Nederlandse Spike wordt per 24 mei 2022 Paramount Network". NederlandsMediaNieuws.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. ^ Telenet - Zederaanpassingen, Telenet, 11 december 2020
  9. ^ Wat komt in de plaats van Spike? - De Netweters, Telenet, 17 december 2020