Speed (Australian TV network)

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Speed
Speed tv.png
Launched 1 November 2010
Closed 2 November 2014
Owned by Fox Sports Pty Ltd
(News Corp)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080p (HDTV)
Country Australia
Language English
Replaced by Fox Sports 5
Sister channel(s) Fox Sports
Fox Footy
Fuel TV
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 512 (SD/HD)
Channel 1512 (SD)
Cable
Foxtel Channel 512 (SD/HD)
Channel 1512 (SD)

Speed was an Australian satellite and cable television sports network dedicated to motorsport. The network was owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited and launched on 1 November 2010. It is a sister of the now defunct US channel of the same name, although it is no longer corporately connected due to the split of News Corporation, as Fox Sports Australia is included in News Corp and not 21st Century Fox.

On 2 November 2014, Speed closed and was replaced by Fox Sports 5.[1][2]

History

Speed launched in Australia on 1 November 2010 on Foxtel in both standard and high definition.[3] After months of negotiations and controversy, on 25 March 2011, Speed and Speed HD launched on Austar (the regional Australia subscription television provider).[4]

Content

The following is the list of sports programming which was shown on Speed.[5]

Open wheel

NASCAR

Touring Cars

Sportscars

Drag racing

Bikes

Rally

Speedway

Motocross

Magazines

References

  1. ^ Knox, David (3 September 2014). "FOX Sports adding two more channels". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ [email protected] (3 September 2014). "BEST YEAR EVER IN 2015 DEMANDS SEVEN HIGH DEFINITION FOX SPORTS CHANNELS". KnowFirst. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  3. ^ "SPEED is on the air". 'David Knox'. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  4. ^ "AUSTAR News: SPEED channel , About Austar – AUSTAR Television". 'Austar'. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  5. ^ "What's on SPEED Motorsports, F1, F1 Live, F1 News, SPEED Fox Sports". 'Fox Sports Australia'. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
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