Albie Hecht, president of Viacom-owned cable network Spike TV, announced his resignation Jan. 30, a move sources say could portend a shift away from the channel's male-targeted branding.

(The Hollywood Reporter) -- Albie Hecht, president of Viacom-owned cable network Spike TV, announced his resignation Jan. 30, a move sources say could portend a shift away from the channel's male-targeted branding.

A release issued by MTV Networks, under which Spike TV operates, said Hecht's parting was due to "creative differences."

No successor was named for Hecht, but sources believe Doug Herzog, president of sister network Comedy Central, will add Spike TV to his responsibilities. Herzog has been rumored to be under consideration for a leadership role at Spike TV since he rejoined Comedy Central in March, especially in the wake of the ascension of former MTV Networks chairman/CEO Tom Freston to co-president/co-COO of Viacom, triggering an executive reshuffling at the cable division.