The SPEEDVISION car entertainment network is relaunched, with Goldberg among those expected to be part of the lineup. The network announced it was returning as an ad-supported free-to-air television network and named Goldberg to its talent roster alongside Wayne Carini, Stacy David, Mark Worman and more.
SPEEDVISION RIDES AGAIN – DEFINITIVE AUTOMOTIVE ENTERTAINMENT BRAND RETURNS AS ADVERTISING SUPPORTED FREE-TO-AIR TV NETWORK
SPEEDVISION will launch on free-to-air, ad-supported television (FAST) platforms worldwide in Fall 2022 with over 500 hours of exclusive and audience-favorite vehicle programming
SPEEDVISION, the network brand that started the car entertainment revolution, returns with the high-octane programming that made it the standard against which all other vehicle media is measured. This fall, SPEEDVISION will debut over 500 hours of premium content as an ad-supported free-to-air television network (FAST).
The wide range of programs includes well-known talents and experts; including Wayne Carini, Bill Goldberg, Mark Worman, Stacy David, Ant Anstead, Ray Evernham, etc. With its signature combination of highly entertaining storytelling, iconic animators and industry-standard production values, SPEEDVISION will once again claim its title as the definitive destination for automotive-enthusiast viewers.
SPEEDVISION, the definitive automotive entertainment brand, returns as an ad-supported free-to-air television network (FAST)
SPEEDVISION is led by Founder and Chairman, Robert Scanlon, who co-founded the original network in 1995. Backed by a group of advisors including wrestling superstar Bill Goldberg, racing and vehicle mogul Rick Hendrick, and famed advertising industry sales leader Joe Abruzzese, SPEEDVISION’s leadership team has a proven track record in viewership, revenue and growth. At launch, the network will be available on nine FAST platforms; including Redbox, Plex, TCL CHANNEL, MyBundle.TV, VIDAA, LocalNow, TheGrio, Sports.tv and Mansa.
“The original SPEEDVISION was the best brand of media ever offered to the automotive enthusiast public and these fans still regard it as the pinnacle of the genre,” Scanlon said. “I know from first-hand experience that the team of content creators and strategic partners we have enlisted for the new SPEEDVISION will match and build on the legacy of the original, which has been imitated many times but never equaled.”
As the architect of the original SPEEDVISION, Scanlon has deep experience creating premium content that uniquely satisfies the entertainment tastes of the self-identified self-passionate audience, which exceeds 30 million in the United States. Additionally, his time leading motorsport at ESPN and launching the Velocity for Discovery Network has allowed him to forge deep connections with the most acclaimed content creators and experts in the vehicle space. From construction shows and garage content to automotive history and auction programming, SPEEDVISION will launch with diverse, compelling programming and an established draw.
“I’ve been a super fan of SPEEDVISION since the 90s and it’s still my favorite network of all time,” Goldberg said. “It’s a timeless brand that represents all that is best in the world of vehicles. They’re the brightest minds in car culture revealing vehicles and providing insights you won’t find anywhere else. SPEEDVISION is on track for astronomical growth, and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the team that brings this great network back to all the legacy fans who have been waiting for this day – and presents it to all. the new ones who will fall in love after watching.
SPEEDVISION will be available to viewers for free and without a formal subscription through the rapidly expanding FAST platform, offering a parallel engagement model to linear television. The FAST format also allows SPEEDVISION to significantly connect its coveted automotive enthusiast audience directly with the endemic multi-billion dollar automotive advertising market.
“SPEEDVISION is tailor-made for the FAST format, delivering premium vehicle programming directly to the premium automotive enthusiast audience at no subscription fee or cost to the consumer,” said Abruzzese. “This content is also highly sought after in the marketplace with its ad-friendly format and endless possibilities for program integration. This is a formula for significant success.
“From the automotive industry to racing and collecting, I’ve spent my life around automobiles,” Hendrick said. “Before or since, no media brand has captured the spirit of car culture quite like SPEEDVISION. It has been so successful for so long because of the way expertise, authenticity, and audience respect have come through in the content. The return of SPEEDVISION is long overdue and will be a big win for all car enthusiasts.
SPEEDVISION is available on the following FAST platforms; Redbox, Plex, TCL CHANNEL, MyBundle.TV, VIDAA, LocalNow, TheGrio, Sports.tv and Mansa. More information on how to watch SPEEDVISION can be found at Speedvisionnetwork.com. Robert Scanlon leads content strategy and production for SPEEDVISION and Tim O’Neil leads business development and operations. SPEEDVISION is connected to distribution partners worldwide through WURL, the world leader in CTV distribution, advertising and marketing. Creative support for SPEEDVISION is provided by AlterEgo.
Highlights of the SPEEDVISION Programming Slate
Ray Evernham, crew chief of the three-time NASCAR champion, is our tour guide as he takes us on a tour of some of the most iconic, influential and historic cars ever built. Ray’s knowledge of history and his deep ties to the automotive world allow access to these cars and interviews with designers, owners, drivers and builders for an educational and entertaining journey through the world. ‘story.
Radford was a historic and very successful British company. Radford was founded in 1948 as Harold Radford (Coachbuilders) Ltd in London. Radford made its debut at the 1951 London Motor Show, unveiling its Bentley “Countryman”, a chic precursor to the modern SUV. Radford built custom bodies for Rolls Royce and Bentley and in the 1960s created the iconic Radford Mini with owners that included the 4 Beatles, Peter Sellers, Twiggy, Eric Clapton and many politicians.
The Radford Company is back as an entrepreneurial venture led by former Wheeler Dealers co-host Ant Anstead and former Formula 1 world champion Jensen Button. This series focuses on their commission as they design and build the latest petrol-powered supercar for Lotus, the Lotus 62-2.
Talking Classic Cars (WT)
Wayne Carini, perhaps the world’s best-known discoverer of rare and classic cars, is teaming up with Jay Ward, creative director of Pixar’s CARS franchise, to co-host this video podcast series. Guests include Hollywood celebrities, automotive industry icons, designers, writers, collectors, and more.
This popular and long-running series hosted by customization expert Stacey David is an immersion into the world of creating Hot Rods and Resto Mods from what were once streetcars.
It’s “Mopar or no car!” That’s the mantra of Mark Worman, animator and creator of this series which focuses on Worman’s encyclopedic knowledge of every type of Dodge and Plymouth muscle car. Worman and his shop are renowned for their exceptional abilities to not only find long neglected Mopars, but also for the platinum level restoration they perform.
14th Street Wheelz (WT)
An educational and entertaining journey that proves that “if you can dream it, you can build it”. Mark Worman and his cousin Doug Oldham combine their imaginations and skills to create real homemade “big boy toys”. From building a mini bike from the ground up to sledding on abandoned train tracks, this is a real ride where you learn something along the way.
Taken from the Aéro Cinéma library, these documentaries tell the story of the planes, designers and airmen who flew them. From icons like the P51 Mustang to little-known aircraft that never went into mass production, this is a high-quality, informative series.
What started as a post-war British pastime of stripping motorcycles to increase speed through the narrow streets and alleys of London has become a worldwide phenomenon. Cafe Racer is all about designers and builders creating what is truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind Cafe bikes that perform as well as they look.
What’s in the Barn?
The motorcycle museum, Wheels Through Time, is constantly on the lookout for rare and unique motorcycles. Most often they are uncovered, covered in dust and buried in old barns. This series documents that research and the surprises and disappointments found in asking What’s in the Barn?