~ 5Spike ~
Spike was launched in April 2015 in the UK, having already been launched as a channel brand in other territories and sharing similar branding initially. Owned by Viacom internationally, in the UK it has been positioned as part of their Channel 5 family. The channel shows a mix of male-skewed programming both acquired from the US and repeats brought over from the main Channel 5. On October 31st 2017, Viacom decided to introduce the Channel 5 brand to the name as well, re-editing the presentation to match.