I have a feeling that the BET we have is airing films & shows such as Meet the Browns as placeholders for programs they don't own the Canadian broadcast rights to, as the only thing they air every day are those 2 programs & that's it. I have a feeling that this schedule is a Canadianized version of BET.I haven't had cable in 4 years now, but do/will they still show endless reruns of VIP as placeholders for shows for which they don't own the Canadian rights?
This confirms that they will continue to operate in Canada.Renaming of Spike TV as Paramount Network on the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
In a letter to the Commission dated 23 August 2017, Viacom Inc.’s Canadian representative Jessop & Proulx LLP indicated that effective 18 January 2018, the service would change its name to Paramount Network and confirmed that the nature of the service would remain unchanged. Accordingly, the Commission amends the list to reflect this name change.
Keep in mind that Spike picked up the U.S. rights for Waco back in Oct. 2016, long before Paramount was announced. Some of the other new series that were announced were moved to Paramount from TV Land, so they probably will not be shown in Canada either.While that sounds good, I've been trying to set my PVR for Waco, which is supposed to debut on the 24th and nothing is coming up. Are we basically getting Spike rebranded as the Paramount Network or are they actually going to have the proper US feed? I noticed when I searched for Waco on Sasktel, something comes up with a longer title but it is showing as airing on A&E. I suspect us Canadians are going to essentially get a Fox Sports Racing version of Spike, what I mean is that Cops will still be shown on it and a few other things no Canadian networks have the rights for, but we are not getting the full network ala FS1.
It may be a bit early to tell yet, but according to what I see on Zap2it, it appears to be pretty much another wasteland, an occasional decent movie surrounded by garbage.It looks like Paramount is changing the schedule on the fly. FORREST GUMP is now on the Canadian schedule according to Zap2it this afternoon where they showed LIP SYNC BATTLE reruns when I looked earlier.