Knowledge Identifier: &Spike_(TV_channel)
American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Spike Cable Networks, Inc. subsidiary of MTV Networks Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom
Category: Business (17)
Founded in 1983.
Countries: United States (70%), Netherlands (10%), Belgium (7%)
Linked to: Nickelodeon, TV Land, YouTube, NBCUniversal
The Gaylord Entertainment Company purchased TNN and the Opryland properties in the latter half of 1987
After "Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" was canceled, the channel started airing classic episodes that originally aired on Nickelodeon in the 1990s; it was named "Ren & Stimpy: The Classics"
Starting in 1993, TNN started having its NASCAR coverage produced by World Sports Enterprises, and the American Speed Association coverage produced by Group 5 Sports, while Diamond P continued to produce most of the rest of the racing coverage
In the fall of 2009, Spike broadcast live Australian rugby league semifinal games from the National Rugby League and showed the grand final, as David Niu tried to bring professional rugby league to the United States
In 2015, following a similar deal made by NBC, Spike announced they would air monthly fight cards by the "Haymon Boxing"-created "Premier Boxing Champions"
On February 8, 2017 Viacom announced that Spike will be rebranded as the Paramount Network sometime early next year