Distribution Tops 35 Million as Provider List Continues to Grow
World Rally Championship Series and MotoGP Qualifying Latest Additions to Broadband Offerings
CHARLOTTE, NC – May 8, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – SPEED2, the authenticated broadband network complementing the SPEED linear network, is now available to DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS TV customers. The move expands overall distribution to more than 35 million customers through multiple service providers. Differentiating itself from other broadband offerings, SPEED2 does not require a subscription to any specific Internet service.
Created to deliver an expanded variety of racing, featuring popular international events that enhance the dynamic programming SPEED already delivers, SPEED2 — launched in the summer of 2010 — now is available through DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS TV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Bright House Networks.
“Our partnership with DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS TV allows SPEED2 to reach another important milestone on its drive to deliver more world-class racing to motor sports fans,” said Mike Biard, Executive Vice President, Distribution, Fox Networks. “As online video and television continue to converge, this ground-breaking broadband network enhances the value of traditional video packages that already include SPEED.”
SPEED2 delivers original content not seen on the linear network. Currently featuring race coverage from more than 30 different international motor sports series, including a full schedule of first-run racing in May, SPEED2 offers live or same-day coverage of the World Rally Championship Series, MotoGP qualifying, AMA Pro Supersport, the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, German Touring Car (DTM), FIA GT1 World Championship, FIA GT3 European Championship and the GP3 Series, as well as popular motor sports magazine shows Motorsport Mundial and Inside Grand Prix.
In addition to motor sports content, SPEED2 also carries an extensive automotive and motorcycle enthusiast programming library from SPEED’s 15 years on the air, including the popular series American Muscle Car, Behind the Headlights, Back in the Day and Victory by Design.
Racing series currently available live or on-demand on SPEED2 (subject to change):
|AMA Pro Supersports||FIM Supermoto World Championship|
|AMA Pro XR 1200||FIM Trial World Championship|
|Australasian Safari||FIM X-Trial World Championship|
|Australian V8 UTE’s||Formula 3 Euroseries|
|Auto GP||F3 Open|
|Bike Road Racing Series||GP2 Series|
|Blancpain Endurance Series||GP3 Series|
|British Rally Championship||Intercontinental Rally Championship|
|British Touring Car Championship||Superstars GT Sprint Series|
|Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge||Maserati Trofeo|
|Dubai 24 Hours||Mille Miglia|
|DTM||Monster Energy Supercross Special|
|European Touring Car Championship||MotoGP qualifying|
|European Truck Racing Championship||Nissan GT Academy|
|Ferrari Challenge||Nurburgring 24 Hours|
|FIA Formula 2 Championship||Porsche Cup Australia|
|FIA GT1 World Championship||Porsche Super Cup|
|FIA GT3 European Championship||Silk Way Rally|
|FIM World Touring Car Championship||VW Scirocco Cup|
|FIM e-Power International Championship||World Rally Championship Series|
|FIM Motocross World Championship||World Touring Car (WTCC)|
|FIM Sidecar World Championship|
SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation’s first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in nearly 84 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services, including SPEED2, a groundbreaking new broadband network featuring live, streaming and on-demand events complementing offerings of the linear network. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority.
About FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 20 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go ; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com Scout.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network and FOX Sports Skybox restaurants.