Velocity (TV channel)
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|Launched||June 1, 2002 (as Discovery HD Theater)
September 22, 2007 (as HD Theater)
October 4, 2011 (as Velocity)
|Owned by||Discovery Communications, Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Headquarters||Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|Formerly called||Discovery HD Theater (2002–2007)
HD Theater (2007-2011)
|Sister channel(s)||Animal Planet
Discovery en Español
Discovery Fit & Health
|Dish Network (US)||364 and 5110|
|Dish Network Mexico||950|
|C-Band||AMC-11 Channel 617 (4DTV Digital)|
Velocity (formerly HD Theater, and originally Discovery HD Theater) is an American high-definition, commercial-based, cable- and satellite-television channel owned by Discovery Communications. The channel specializes in nonfictional high-definition programming, focusing on expensive cars, sports related shows, and other programming targeted at men ages 25–54.
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The channel launched nationwide in the United States on June 1, 2002, as Discovery HD Theater. The channel was rebranded to HD Theater on September 22, 2007, because Discovery Communications launched HD simulcasts of some of its other channels including Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Science and TLC.
The rebrand affects the US feed only; in Latin America, HD Theater continues unchanged as of October 2011.
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In addition, numerous specials have been produced for the channel, along with airing many that have already premiered on the Discovery Channel (for example, Motorcycle Mania 3: Jesse James Rides Again).