Spike UK

Spike, Channel 5 win ‘bidding war’ for BattleBots

Viacom networks Spike UK and Channel 5 will broadcast the ABC mech combat format BattleBots in the UK after what its distributor described as a “bidding war”. The show will go head to head in the UK with BBC Two rebooted Robot Wars, which has a similar format as both series were born out of […]

Spike UK inks Tattoo format, Breaking Bad deals

Viacom’s Spike UK channel will launch with a locally commissioned tattoos-gone-wrong series and has acquired hit US drama Breaking Bad (pictured). The channel launches this spring, replacing Viacom International Media Network’s music channel Viva on the UK free-to-air DTT platform, Freeview. It will be programmed with US fare as well as off-net Channel 5 series and acquired […]