A TV network, formerly known as The National Network, formerly known as the Nashville Network. They changed their focus c. 2001 to become a "guy's" network rather than a country network. Their keystone programming includes Star Trek: The Next Generation, VIP, and various wrestling events. This covers all important guy interests (technology, hot girls, violence). Their acquisition of Exclusive syndication rights to Star Trek TNG was a major ratings boost.
"I want to make the ultimate guy's show. It'll have technology, sex, and violence all in one package."
"What will you call it?"
"Spike TV will be all over that."
September 19, 2003