Spike (formerly and popularly known as Spike TV) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, which is a general entertainment channel featuring a mix of various programs and movies.
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Spike was launched on March 7, 1983 as The Nashville Network, a country living and country music-themed television channel. In early 2003, The New TNN was rebranded as Spike TV, marketed as the first television channel for men. In early 2006, Spike removed the word "TV" from its name, referring to itself as Spike.