High Stakes Adventure, Precision Machines, Raw Power: Specialty Service Discovery Velocity Launches February 12

– Extended nation-wide channel freeview begins Feb. 12
– DiscoveryVelocity.ca launches Feb. 2

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TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Discovery World is shifting gears to become Discovery Velocity, beginning Thursday, Feb. 12. Discovery announced today that the ultimate insiders club for viewers with a thirst for adventure debuts with an extended 48-day national freeview from Feb. 12March 31. As Canada's only home for Factual Turbo programming, Discovery Velocity drives the passion for all things automotive, along with diverse travel, survival, and cultural world content. Canadians are also invited to take Discovery Velocity out for an online test-drive when DiscoveryWorld.ca becomes DiscoveryVelocity.ca, offering interactive online features beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

"The decision to rebrand to Discovery Velocity is motivated by our viewers' desire for Factual Turbo programming on our channels, a gap in the Canadian marketplace, and proven success for the brand outside the country," said Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery. "Already exploring life's amazing journeys through travel and culture, it's a natural fit for the service to offer the best in automotive – one of the world's most revolutionary inventions – all at one destination."

**Media Note**: Download the Discovery Velocity programming grid, program descriptions, and high resolution artwork here.

The exclusive Canadian home to hundreds of hours of live broadcasts of BARRETT-JACKSON, the world's leading collector car auctions, Discovery Velocity takes off with premieres of all-new seasons of WHEELER DEALERS, WHAT'S IN THE BARN, CHASING CLASSIC CARS, CLASSIC CAR RESCUE, and AMERICARNA, as well as such "classics" as PATRICK DEMPSEY: RACING LE MANS, and INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS. Additionally, Discovery Velocity will be the one-stop auto shop for all of Discovery's Factual Turbo programming, including CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, LAST CAR STANDING, DON'T DRIVE HERE, HOW IT'S MADE: DREAM CARS, and more. All of these join existing channel favourites like DUAL SURVIVAL and WATERFRONT CITIES OF THE WORLD.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Discovery Canada on Twitter: twitter.com/DiscoveryCanada
Discovery Canada on Facebook: facebook.com/discoverycanada

About Discovery Velocity:
Exploring life's most amazing journeys, Discovery Velocity drives the passion for all things automotive, along with diverse travel, survival, and cultural world content through high quality and immersive series and specials. Discovery Velocity is Canada's only home for Factual Turbo programming, bridging the gap between the world's most popular inventions, and the science and technology in their development. Discovery Velocity is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

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For further information: For more information, interviews, or screeners: Renee Dupuis, Discovery Velocity, 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca; Elysia Circelli, Discovery Velocity, 416.384.5166 or elysia.circelli@bellmedia.ca

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