Yesterday marked the end of an era, as Spike TV (formerly the The National Network which was previously The Nashville Network), has closed up shop.
Going forward, the male-centric channel will be known as the Paramount Network. This is being done at the request of Viacom, who is looking to update the brand by drawing attention to their Paramount library.
The new network released a statement. In it, they were quoted for saying,
“Today we launch Paramount Network, inspired by over a century of cinematic excellence and dedicated to bringing premium storytelling to every screen. Telling stories that entertain, inspire and challenge. Stories you feel.”
While this is name change, Paramount Network will still air many of Spike TV’s most popular shows including:
- American Woman
- Bar Rescue
- Bellator MMA
- Ink Master
- Lip Sync Battle
On top of these Spike TV regulars, more scripted shows will be added to the network.
If you subscribed to a tier that carried Spike TV on either DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, or Philo, you will have instant access to Paramount Network. Just be sure to look for the new name and logo.