–MotorTrend’s Full Video Library of Nearly 4,000 Hours and 7,000+ Episodes to Debut on Facebook in the U.S. soon
(Los Angeles) – MotorTrend Group announced today a new distribution agreement with Facebook that provides audiences in the U.S. access to MotorTrend’s entire streaming library in the coming weeks on Facebook.
MotorTrend’s offering will contain more than 7,000 episodes and nearly 4,000 hours of world-leading automotive series and specials including the most complete collection of classic TOP GEAR (200 episodes spanning seasons two thru 25), and every season of fan favorites WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, FAST N’ LOUD, GARAGE REHAB, OVERHAULIN’, BITCHIN’ RIDES and many, many more. MotorTrend is one of a small group of partners selected by Facebook for the new video subscription service on Facebook.
“MotorTrend nurtures 90 million Facebook fans worldwide with compelling content every day,” said Alex Wellen, Global President and General Manager, MotorTrend Group. “Those fans are deeply passionate about the automotive world. This agreement with Facebook is a pioneering new way for us to natively offer audiences more car, motorcycle, off-road and truck-based entertainment. We’re thrilled to be one of the firsts on this ride with the Facebook team.”
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world including: a growing, global subscription streaming service; MotorTrend TV, which is available in 73 million U.S. homes; and an industry-leading portfolio of brands – MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Roadkill, Automobile and more – that reach 26 million people monthly across web, social and TV. MotorTrend Group has partnered with Facebook to deepen our fan experience with features like Watch Parties, Premieres, group chats with other fans, and much more.
About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend app, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend’s subscription streaming service; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.