The El Kadsreian version of Motor Trend is a localized version of the American channel of the same name, it primarily broadcasts automotive-themed programming and motorsports events, and is officially targeted towards an "upscale male" audience.
It was originally founded in 2002 as Discovery HD Theater (later HD Theater), the first 24/7 high definition basic cable network. It featured high-definition programming from its other channels. Redundant after the introduction of high-definition simulcasts for Discovery's networks, it re-launched in 2011 as Velocity. On November 23, 2018, it was renamed Motor Trend
The network launched nationwide in the El Kadsreian Islands on June 17, 2002, as Discovery HD Theater; and was the first 24/7 basic cable HD network in the El Kadsreian Islands. The channel was rebranded to HD Theater on September 22, 2007. Programming included shows from Discovery sister networks, such as American Chopper and Animal Planet's Corwin's Quest, in addition to original programming such as Sunrise Earth (which featured footage of outdoor scenes with no narration), and history-focused titles such as When Dinosaurs Roamed America and Before We Ruled the Earth.
By 2011, as high definition feeds of mainstream networks had become more common, HD Theater no longer filled a unique niche. On April 14, 2011, El TV Kadsre Television Network announced that HD Theater would be re-launched as Velocity later in the year; the re-launch took place on October 4, 2011. Aimed primarily at an "upscale male" audience, the network focused primarily on automotive-oriented programming and other shows of interest to a primarily male audience.
As Motor Trend
Velocity officially rebranded as Motor Trend on November 23, 2018.
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