Motor Trend is an American pay television network. Owned by Motor Trend Group, a venture of Discovery Inc. and Source Interlink, it primarily broadcasts automotive-themed programming and motorsports events, and is officially targeted towards an "upscale male" audience.
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. 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.
As of January 2015, approximately 85.3 million American households (87.9% of households with television) receive Motor Trend.
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