Speed Sport To Launch Motorsports Television Channel In 2023

Speed Sport To Launch Motorsports Television Channel In 2023

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One of America's oldest motorsports publications launched a racing channel in 2023 with the network's development team.

Speed ​​Sport, which began in 1934 as National Speed ​​Sports News, announced Thursday that it has agreed with Obsession Media to debut SPEED SPORT 1 next spring.

SPEED SPORT 1 plans to stream over 400 live events and thousands of hours of motorsports content across free, linear, ad-supported TV streaming platforms. Other platforms currently described as FAST services include Paramount's Pluto TV, Comcast's Xumo, Fox's Tubi, Amazon Freevee, and The Roku Channel.

SPEED SPORT 1 plans to broadcast sporting events, news, information, behind the scenes, lifestyle programs and documentaries. It is produced by Obsession Media, a consortium of experienced motorsports and television executives from ESPN, Disney and MTV for the original motorsports platforms Speedvision and Speed ​​Channel.

Dan Tetchhead, Obsession Media's President of Distribution and Development, will become President and CEO of SPEED SPORT 1. He previously worked for MTV, ESPN and Disney.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team with incredible experience of automotive, TV and entertainment executives who have been directly involved in launching some of the most popular television brands,” said Titchaid.

Roger Werner, former CEO of ESPN and Outdoor Channel Holdings, will be an advisor and investor in SPEED SPORT 1. As an investor and advisor to Obsession Media, Werner founded the Speedvision Network in 1995 before selling it to FOX in 2001. Speed ​​Channel.

The channel will build on the legacy of the National Speed ​​Sports News, which was edited by the late journalist Chris Economic from 1950 until it went off the air in 2010. The National Speed ​​Sport News is the only auto racing newspaper. Available on microfilm at the Library of Congress. .

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Turn 3 Media acquired the assets of National Speed ​​Sport News in 2011 and reorganized as Speed ​​Sport, part of its portfolio of publishing, digital media, broadcast and television content.

“We’re bringing back a dedicated motorsports channel that brings you the best racing moments from around the world, covering the titles winning AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart,” said Ralph Sheen. , President and Co-Founder of Speed ​​Sport. “SPEED SPORT 1 is TV for fans and Chris will love it.”

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