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Spike is a
Dutch
Dutch
free-to-air television channel in the
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Netherlands
, based on the American rebranded
Paramount Network Paramount Network (will be rebranded as Paramount Movie Network in 2021) is an American basic cable television channel owned by ViacomCBS ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational media conglomerate, mass media conglomerate for ...
. 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 Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television Pay television also known as subscription television, premium television or, when referring to an individual service, a premium channel, refers to subscription-based telev ...
. 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. It started broadcasting at night and broadcasts from 21:00 to 2:30 on Nickelodeon, replacing TeenNick in its time slot. 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 Nederland, T-Mobile Thuis 3 months later. Nickelodeon (Netherlands), Nickelodeon became a 24-hours channel again. On some platforms Spike keeps on time-sharing daily between 21:05 and 5:00 with Nickelodeon, which is 2.5 hours more than before 12 December 2016. In Flanders Spike is time-sharing daily between 21:05 and 5:00 with Nickelodeon, which is 2.5 hours longer then before 12 december 2016. On 18 January 2018, the American channel Spike was rebranded as
Paramount Network Paramount Network (will be rebranded as Paramount Movie Network in 2021) is an American basic cable television channel owned by ViacomCBS ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational media conglomerate, mass media conglomerate for ...
by Viacom Media Networks to closely associate with the Paramount Pictures movie studio. Later followed by 5Spike in the UK. 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.Wat komt in de plaats van Spike? - De Netweters
Telenet, 17 december 2020


Programming


Local shows

* ''Gamekings'' (Netherlands & Flanders) * ''Ink Master: Meester van de lage landen'' * ''Nieky The Natural - Knokt Door'' (Netherlands) (Reality television, Realityshow featuring Nieky Holzken) * ''Tattoo Disasters'' (Netherlands)


Imports

* ''The Amazing Race (American TV series), The Amazing Race'' * ''Bar Rescue'' * ''Bellator MMA'' * ''Coaching Bad'' * ''Face Off (American TV series), Face Off'' * ''Framework'' * ''Frankenfood'' * ''Glory (kickboxing), Glory'' * ''Glory Superfight Series'' * ''Gym Rescue'' * ''Hungry Investors'' * ''Ink Master'' * ''Ink Master Redemption'' * ''Kingdom'' * ''Knife Fight'' * ''Lip Sync Battle'' * ''The Magicians'' * ''Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge'' * ''Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge'' * ''Tattoo Disasters UK'' * ''Top Gear (2002 TV series), Top Gear'' * ''Wynonna Earp'' * '' Ghost adventures ''


See also

*Spike (Australian TV channel) *5Spike


References


External links

* (Netherlands) {{DEFAULTSORT:Spike (Netherlands and Flanders) Television channels in the Netherlands Defunct television channels in Belgium Television channels and stations established in 2015 2015 establishments in Europe Spike (TV network)