SPEEDVISION is back! | ClassicCars.com Journal


SPEEDVISION, one of many first automotive and motorsports tv networks, is returning after a nine-year hiatus. The unique SPEEDVISION community went on the air on December 31, 1995 and ended its authentic program in 2013.

“The unique SPEEDVISION was the very best media model ever supplied to the auto fanatic viewers and people followers nonetheless see it because the high-water mark within the style,” stated Scanlon. “I do know from first-hand expertise that the group of content material creators and strategic companions that we’ve enlisted for the brand new SPEEDVISION will match and construct upon the legacy of the unique, which has been imitated many instances however by no means equaled.”

The revived SPEEDVISION will make its debut this fall with greater than 500 hours of premium content material as a free ad-supported tv (FAST) community. The intensive programming lineup options well-known expertise and specialists, together with Wayne Carini, Invoice Goldberg, Mark Worman, Stacy David, Ant Anstead, and Ray Evernham.

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Jenson Button and Ant Anstead (Picture courtesy of SPEEDVISION)

Robert Scanlon, co-founder of the unique SPEEDVISION community, will helm the community that’s backed by a gaggle of advisors together with professional wrestling famous person, Invoice Goldberg, and NASCAR group proprietor and automobile magnate, Rick Hendrick. SPEEDVISION might be obtainable to viewers freed from cost and with no formal subscription.

“Earlier than or since, no media model has captured the spirit of automotive tradition fairly like SPEEDVISION,” stated Rick Hendrick. “It was so profitable for therefore lengthy due to the best way the experience, authenticity and respect for the viewers got here by means of within the content material. The return of SPEEDVISION is lengthy overdue and might be a giant win for all automotive fanatics.”

Within the Nineteen Nineties SPEEDVISION made a significant influence within the collector automotive trade and helped form the best way auctions are coated right this moment.

SPEEDVISON and Barrett-Jackson joined forces in 1996 with its first protection of the Scottsdale collector automotive public sale, taping a part of the occasion. This preliminary protection was an trade first and with excessive viewer scores from the 1996 public sale SPEEDVISION broadcasted six hours of reside protection of the 1997 Scottsdale public sale. It was the primary reside protection within the collector automotive trade, and a sport changer for Barrett-Jackson.

“We pulled phenomenal scores,” Craig Jackson remembers. “It was groundbreaking, and altered the world of automotive accumulating endlessly. It introduced new blood into the passion – we put this on tv and it simply kicked the doorways down.

At launch, the community might be obtainable on 9 FAST platforms; together with Redbox, Plex, TCL CHANNEL, MyBundle.TV, VIDAA, LocalNow, TheGrio, Sports activities.television and Mansa.


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