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Yep. Paramount is moving, and adding some of 5Spike's programmes to its schedule.

https://twitter.com/paramountnetuk/status/1205778201710092290
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Inspector Sands
So they're essentially merging the two channels? Surprised the Spike name lasted so long after the name disappeared in the US.

There Spike became Paramount, seems like they've gone about it a more complicated way round here
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 14 December 2019 10:41am

17 days later

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TellyTime
First week of Paramount Network in the new format:

The A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Street Hawk
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Arrow
Suits
Police Interceptors
Traffic Cops
Trucking Hell
Bouncers
Car Crash TV
High Alert
Criminals: Caught on Camera
Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!
Winter Road Rescue
World's Deadliest Weather
World's Toughest Prisons

It's very clearly just 5Spike under a new name.

I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
What about Star Trek:Phase 2 Razz
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today


I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.


Especially with the Viacom and CBS re-merger meaning they're back in control of the various TV shows that were made by Paramount which they could show.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
First week of Paramount Network in the new format:

The A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Street Hawk
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Arrow
Suits
Police Interceptors
Traffic Cops
Trucking Hell
Bouncers
Car Crash TV
High Alert
Criminals: Caught on Camera
Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!
Winter Road Rescue
World's Deadliest Weather
World's Toughest Prisons

It's very clearly just 5Spike under a new name.

I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.

Yeah, 5Star 2 would be a more appropriate name. Things like Arrow and Suits, fair enough, they're recent US dramas. A-Team, Airwolf, Knight Rider, old classics, also fine. But stuff like Police Interceptors, Traffic Cops, and Can't Pay should only be on 5 branded channels.
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orange Granada North West Today
It feels like Channel 5 is seeping into a handful of channels it doesn't need to - and it's a really confusing move especially on Viacom's behalf because surely it's damaging their brand(s)?
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I couldn't believe VH1 had been airing some of the Jane McDonald shows. No wonder it's closing!
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
VH1 died when it dropped all music programming. It’s been a slow and painful death, but I will always be grateful for how it widened my musical tastes and made me appreciate older music, not just the latest hits.
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kernow
Box Upfront will not be returning when Boxmas comes to an end next week, and the channel will be closing down:

https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/01/box-plus-axes-upfront.html
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Aren't all the Box channels rumoured to be rebranding under the 4Music brand?
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