12 Facts About Spike TV


Later that year, Spike TV premiered the reality television parody The Joe Schmo Show, and launched the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

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Later in the month, Spike TV debuted the video game news show Game Head, hosted by Geoff Keighley.

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Spike TV attracted advertisers with product placement opportunities, such as the "Men of Action" promos, which featured homages and parodies of "classic action moments".

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In January 2011, Spike TV ordered two new reality television series, Bar Rescue and Repo Games.

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Spike TV announced that they would drop their video game award show; Geoff Keighley would go on to create his own award show in the form of The Game Awards.

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In January 2015, following a similar deal made by NBC, Spike TV announced they would air monthly fight cards by the Haymon Boxing-created "Premier Boxing Champions".

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Spike TV added that Paramount Network's offerings would be distinguished from its competitors by continuing to emphasize Middle America as a key viewer base.

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In May 2019, the Spike brand was relaunched in the U S as two streaming channels on Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom in March 2019.

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The relaunch consisted of a main Spike TV-branded channel and a second channel called "Spike TV Outdoors".

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Bar Rescue, a reality series carried over from Spike TV, has continued to air new episodes on Paramount Network.

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In January 2005, the CRTC dismissed the CAB's complaint, ruling that it provided insufficient evidence that Spike TV was directly competing with Canadian specialty channels.

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The CRTC ruled that Spike TV did not unduly compete with Men TV, since it was licensed as a service that would carry men's lifestyle programming, and that the remaining allegations of overlap with domestic Canadian specialty channels represented only a minority of Spike TV's overall programming.

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