FAQ: Spike TV UK

Spike is a new channel from Channel 5 owner Viacom, based on the North American channel of the same name.

Here's more about the UK version of the channel and how you can watch it:

Where can I find Spike?
Spike is available on:


Is Spike available in HD?
Spike TV UK is not available in high definition (HD) at the present time. The broadcaster has not given any indication as to when/if the channel will launch in HD in the near future.

Where can I find Spike+1?
There is currently no "+1" (timeshift) channel for Spike TV UK.

Can I watch Spike TV UK on-demand / via catch-up TV?
Yes, you can. Programmes are available via My5 (the new name for Demand 5), which is available on numerous connected TV platforms (including those listed below), smart TVs, through apps and via the website at http://www.channel5.com
  • EE
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Virgin Media
  • Sky Go
  • Sky Catch Up
  • Roku 
  • NOW TV Box

Is Spike available to viewers in Ireland?
Viewers in Ireland can watch Spike free-to-air via satellite. It is not available on Sky's Electronic Programme Guide in the Republic of Ireland, so you need to manually tune in the channel via Sky's Other Channels menu. See the link below for more information:

Manual tuning details for satellite (non Sky UK and Freesat receivers) click here.

Does Spike have a website with more information?
You can find out more about the UK version of Spike at: http://www.channel5.com/channels/spike

Is Spike available on Freeview in my area?
Spike is broadcast on the same frequency as 4Music (18) and Yesterday (19), so if you can receive these channels, you'll receive Spike - but you may need to retune.


Last updated: 01/09/2016







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