One of many oldest motorsports publications in america has partnered with a community growth group to launch a tv channel devoted to racing in 2023.
Pace Sport, which started as Nationwide Pace Sport Information in 1934, introduced its deal Thursday with Obsession Media to debut SPEED SPORT 1 subsequent spring.
SPEED SPORT 1 plans to broadcast over 400 stay occasions and hundreds of hours of motorsports content material throughout free ad-supported streaming tv and conventional linear platforms. Different platforms at the moment described as FAST providers embrace Paramount’s Pluto TV, Comcast’s Xumo, Fox’s Tubi, Amazon Freevee and The Roku Channel.
SPEED SPORT 1 plans to broadcast motorsports competitors, information, data, behind-the-scenes motion, life-style programming and documentaries. It’s being developed by Obsession Media, a consortium of motorsports and tv executives with backgrounds starting from ESPN, Disney and MTV to the unique motorsports-dedicated platforms Speedvision and Pace Channel.
Dan Teitscheid, president of distribution and growth for Obsession Media, would be the president and common supervisor of SPEED SPORT 1. He has beforehand labored for MTV, ESPN and Disney.
“It is a distinctive alternative to work with an unbelievably skilled and dynamic staff of motorsports, TV and leisure executives, all of whom have been instantly concerned in launching a few of tv’s most iconic manufacturers,” Teitscheid mentioned.
Roger Werner, the previous CEO of ESPN and Outside Channel Holdings, will likely be each an advisor and investor to SPEED SPORT 1. Werner, who’s an investor and advisor to Obsession Media, based Speedvision Community in 1995 earlier than promoting it to FOX in 2001, the place it grew to become the SPEED Channel.
The channel will construct off the legacy of Nationwide Pace Sport Information, which was edited by the late journalist Chris Economaki from 1950 till it ceased publication in 2010. Nationwide Pace Sport Information is the one auto-racing periodical accessible on microfilm on the Library of Congress.
The belongings of Nationwide Pace Sport Information had been bought in 2011 by Flip 3 Media and transformed into Pace Sport, a part of a portfolio of publications, digital media and streaming and tv content material.
“We’re bringing again the devoted motorsports TV channel, full with stay content material and racing highlights from world wide, masking the type of occasions that made family names of A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart,” mentioned Ralph Sheheen, president and co-founder of Pace Sport. “SPEED SPORT 1 is tv by the followers, for the followers, and Chris would’ve liked it.”
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