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Stream the Ultimate Collection of Top Gear on the MotorTrend App Starting Friday, August 30

240+ Hours of TOP GEAR and Related BBC Motoring Content Set to Premiere on the MotorTrend App

August 12, 2019

Contact - Andrew Scafetta
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Automotive fans rejoice! Beginning Friday, August 30, 2019, the MotorTrend App, the only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, will debut the ultimate collection of TOP GEAR content. Available August 30th, MotorTrend App subscribers in the U.S. and Canada will enjoy immediate access to:

- 170 episodes of the beloved TOP GEAR UK series spanning seasons 2 thru 25;
- the TOP GEAR UK India Special;
- three seasons (19 total episodes) of TOP GEAR: EXTRA GEAR;
- and episodes 1 thru 5 of the MotorTrend exclusive BEST OF TOP GEAR.

The MotorTrend App is available for Prime Video customers in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels and on Amazon FireTV. The MotorTrend App is also available on other media players and streaming devices including the newly announced Facebook video subscription service, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web, as well as across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

Every Tuesday starting September 3, the MotorTrend App will add to its incredible TOP GEAR collection with exclusive new episodes of the BEST OF TOP GEAR and TOP GEAR UK specials, as well as full seasons of related series including RICHARD HAMMOND’S CRASH TEST and JAMES MAY’S CARS OF THE PEOPLE. In all, the MotorTrend App will roll out 40 BEST OF TOP GEAR episodes, 16 TOP GEAR UK specials and 46 episodes of TOP GEAR related motoring content from the BBC in addition to future seasons of TOP GEAR UK – which will continue to make its exclusive linear premiere on BBC America.

“Our marriage with the TOP GEAR franchise is made in car heaven,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. “As the leader in automotive entertainment, MotorTrend is excited to embrace the world’s #1 automotive entertainment show, and to bring fans greater access to TOP GEAR’s unique stories and larger than life personalities. We encourage everyone who enjoys humor, adventure, travel, speed and, of course, some truly cool cars to join us on this unique ride.”

MotorTrend is celebrating the debut of its TOP GEAR collection throughout Labor Day Weekend including a special simulcast of select TOP GEAR UK episodes on MotorTrend TV and Discovery Channel on Saturday, August 31 from 8 PM – Midnight ET/PT. MotorTrend TV will also air a primetime block of select TOP GEAR UK episodes on Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 from 8 PM – Midnight ET/PT.

TOP GEAR is the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show, for almost two decades, with an estimated audience of 350 million people. Since 2002, across more than 25 seasons, the series has thrilled viewers globally with its unique blend of entertainment, humor and car knowledge. TOP GEAR is a fast-paced and stunt-filled automotive show that tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers’ claims. The long running series travels to locations around the world, performing extreme and often utterly pointless stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars can do. Celebrities including Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Will Smith have all appeared on the show, as a regular segment, where they set a lap time on the famous TOP GEAR track in an ordinary, everyday car. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hosted TOP GEAR for more than a decade before giving way to a new crew in 2016, including actor Matt LeBlanc and automotive journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



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