- Velocity (TV channel)
Velocity 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
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Discovery Fit & Health
Website http://velocity.discovery.com Availability Satellite DirecTV (US) Channel 281 DirecTV
Channels 773 and 1005 Dish Network (US) Channels 186, 364, 9421 Dish Network Mexico Channel 950 C-Band AMC-11 Channel 617 (4DTV Digital) Cable Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels. Verizon FiOS Channel 631 IPTV AT&T Uverse Channel 1102
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.
The channel launched nationwide in the United States on June 1, 2002, as Discovery HD Theater and is now the most widely distributed basic-cable HD channel in the U.S. 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. HD Theater has been a pioneer in development of programming specifically oriented to the HD format.
On October 4, 2011, HD Theater was rebranded as Velocity, to more naturally fit its increased focus on programming involving high-end automobiles, sports shows, and other male targeted programming.  
The rebrand affects the US feed only; in Latin America, HD Theater continues unchanged as of October 2011.
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).
First logo, 2002–2007
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