Time Warner Cable launching first non-cable network


Time Warner Cable announced that it is making SPEED2 available nationally for Time Warner Cable Sports Pass subscribers (formally known as Time Warner Cable Sports Tier) – at no additional charge – on August 29. As the name indicates, SPEED2 is the sister of Fox Sports’ linear cable network SPEED, but SPEED2 will be strictly a broadband offering.

The one-of-a-kind broadband network will feature live and on-demand streaming motorsports events and enthusiast programming. As a complement to the offerings of the linear SPEED network, SPEED2 allows motorsports enthusiasts to view racing content from any internet based connection (wired or wireless), at home or on the go.

Time Warner Cable Sports Pass subscribers will have online access to their favorite racing events from around the world starting with a live presentation of the popular FIA GT1 World Championships in Germany. The race takes place on Sunday, August 29 and is being held at one of the world’s most famous tracks, Germany’s Nürburgring.

Other upcoming racing series on SPEED2 include:

German Touring Car (DTM)
World Touring Car Championship (WTCC)
Intercontinental Rally • British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)
FIM Motocross World Championship (All-Terrain Motorcycle Racing)
FIM Supermoto World Championship (Hybrid Road and Motorcross Racing)
FIM Enduro World Championship (Long Distance Off-Road Motorcycle Racing)
Nürburgring 24 (Touring Car Endurance Racing)
Formula 2 (Open Wheel Formula Racing)
F3 Euroseries (European Open Wheel Developmental Racing Series)
VW Scirocco Cup (German Single-Make Racing Series)
The Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix (TTXGP)

Both standard and high-definition content will be provided on SPEED2, and the broadband network will also have access to an extensive programming library from SPEED’s 14 years on the air.