TNA News: Big changes ahead for Spike TV

Posted in: TNA News
Mar 25, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Viacom's head of ad sales Jeff Lucas told Broadcasting and Cable that changes are coming for the Spike TV network. "Spike is a network that is transitioning, a majority of it, to more of a general entertainment network," Lucas said. "This year we're announcing to the marketplace that we're developing scripted programming for Spike."

Lucas also stated that the possibility of a name change for the network is a possibility. "As we transition from mostly reality to the scripted side, we're looking at that," he said. "It takes a lot to change the name of a network. If we don't have to change it, we won't. But if we do, we will. We're going to make it successful one way or the other." Read the full story at

Powell's POV: Any change with TNA's network partner is worth keeping a close eye on. That said, Viacom purchased the Bellator MMA franchise, so it's not like Viacom will be abandoning programming that caters to men. The Bellator ownership is mentioned in the article, but there is no mention of TNA Impact Wrestling. Rather, the focus is on six Spike series that will be "broader and more general in scope," according to Lucas.

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