7 Facts About Spike TV

1. On February 9, 2017, Viacom announced that Spike TV would be re-branded as Paramount Network in 2018.

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2. On June 1, 2010, Spike TV launched into the first crowd-sourced pilot episode contest with Scripped, a web-based screenwriting community.

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3. On October 10, 2006, Spike TV debuted the Scream Awards, the first awards show honoring horror, science fiction, fantasy and comic books.

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4. On January 18, 2005, Spike TV premiered The Ultimate Fighter, a reality competition series focusing on the Ultimate Fighting Championship—a mixed martial arts promotion.

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5. On January 18, 2018, Spike TV relaunched as Paramount Network, aiming to align it with the Paramount Pictures film studio.

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6. In 2010, Spike TV began to shift its programming towards a wider demographic reach with an increased focus on reality series.

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7. In June 2006, Spike TV rebranded with a more explicit focus on the action genre.

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