Motor Trend (TV network)
Motor Trend is an American sports television network owned by Motor Trend Group, a venture of Discovery Inc. and Source Interlink, it primarily broadcasts automotive-themed programming, including motorsports events.
This article needs to be updated. (November 2018)
|Headquarters||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Owner||Motor Trend Group|
(Discovery, Inc./Source Interlink)
|Launched||June 17, 2002|
|Available on select cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Dish Network||Channel 246|
|C Band||AMC 11 - Channel 617 (4DTV Digital)|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 631|
|U-verse TV||Channel 1104|
|Fubo TV, Philo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream|
It was originally founded in 2002 as Discovery HD Theater (later HD Theater), the first 24/7 high-definition basic cable network. It featured high-definition programming from its other channels. Redundant after the introduction of high-definition simulcasts for Discovery's networks, it re-launched in 2011 as Velocity—an "upscale male" network primarily featuring automotive programming. Following Discovery's acquisition of a majority stake in the magazine's publisher, it was announced that Velocity would rebrand as Motor Trend on November 23, 2018, as a brand extension of the automotive magazine Motor Trend.