Spike TV launches in the UK
Spike TV has launched in the UK today.
Spike TV is a new channel from Channel Five owners Viacom.
This new channel will feature exclusive shows from the UK and US, including the entire Breaking Bad series from the very beginning that will feature every weekday at 11pm from today.
The channel will also feature a line-up of real life entertainment programming, including Fail Army, Tattoo Disasters UK and the acclaimed Lip Sync Battle, a show featuring guest celebrities who go head-to-head miming along to their favourite songs.
On Freeview (including YouView or EE TV viewers), Spike has launched on channel 31. Viewers who still receive 5 USA on channel 31 need to retune, 5USA is now on channel 21.
Viacom and Virgin Media failed to agree on distribution terms, so Spike remains unavailable at present.
Spike is available on the following channels:
Freeview – Channel 31
Freesat – Channel 141
Sky – Channel 160
BT TV – Channel 31
Talk Talk – Channel 31
Virgin Media – Not available at present