TEN: The Enthusiast Network Officially Launches Groundbreaking Motor Trend OnDemand SVOD Service

First SVOD Service Launched for Automotive Enthusiasts

Aug 17, 2015, 09:00 ET from TEN: The Enthusiast Network

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced today that it has officially launched its groundbreaking Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, becoming the first SVOD service for automotive enthusiasts. The new service provides exclusive access to more than 1,000 hours of automotive programming, including premier motorsport racing, original episodic series, event coverage, historical archives, films, documentaries, and television series serving the entire spectrum of automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts.

"The launch of Motor Trend OnDemand represents another important milestone in the evolution of TEN to a well-diversified producer of world class content delivered to enthusiasts where they want it, when they want it and how they want it," says TEN CEO Scott Dickey. "The digital video segment is experiencing explosive growth, and TEN is in an ideal position to become the Netflix for Gearheads, a community that is currently underserved and starved for premium video content."

Motor Trend OnDemand is the exclusive North American distributor of more than 60 live motorsport events each year, including racing from Pirelli World Challenge, MotoAmerica, Blancpain Series, DTM, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo, as well as popular enthusiast events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In addition, Motor Trend OnDemand will provide exclusive first-look access, bonus episodes, and behind-the-scenes footage from its popular slate of original programs including ROADKILL, DIRT EVERY DAY, HEAD 2 HEAD, IGNITION, and HOT ROD GARAGE, along with several new original series, which will be exclusive to the service. TEN will continue to leverage its Emmy-nominated production studio, MindOverEye, for high-quality original programming and build on the success of the Motor Trend Channel on YouTube, the largest automotive video channel in the world with more than 3.3 million subscribers.

"When we launched Speed back in 1995 we had to fight for distribution, but in today's over-the-top world, we have the opportunity to bring this world-class content directly to the consumer," says former Speed Vision founder and TEN Board of Director Roger Werner. "The combination of our motorsports content and the MOTOR TREND original programming puts forth a tremendous assortment of video content found nowhere else on the planet."

The subscription service is available in three pricing tiers: $6.99 each month, $79.95 for one year, and $129.95 for two years. The one-year and two-year subscriber packages include a complimentary print subscription from a selection of popular TEN brands.

Motor Trend OnDemand is currently available on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets, and will soon be available on mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android-equipped smartphones and via digital video devices, such as Apple TV, Roku, and Sony PlayStation.

Upcoming live events include:

  • August 21—Pirelli World Challenge from Miller Motorsports Park
  • August 22—Lamborghini Super Trofeo from Virginia International Raceway
  • August 29—DTM Championship from Moscow, Russia
  • September 12—MotoAmerica from New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • September 20—Blancpain Endurance Championship from the famous Nurburgring in Germany

Gearheads of all types are invited to visit motortrendondemand.com to learn more and enjoy a selection of free sample videos for a limited time. Motor Trend OnDemand—Drive It. Race It. Live It.

MOTOR TREND®, a media brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 1949 and is internationally recognized as one of the leading brands in the automotive category. The MOTOR TREND brand is comprised of MOTOR TREND magazine; the award-winning website MotorTrend.com; Motor Trend Auto Shows; Motor Trend Audio; Motor Trend en Espanol; Motor Trend India; and the renowned Motor Trend Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year, and Best Driver's Car awards programs.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, and the world's largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

CONTACT: Ryan Payne, SVP, Marketing, TEN: The Enthusiast Network
RPayne@enthusiastnetwork.com or 949-705-3105

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