What Channel is MotorTrend HD On?

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[Updated Oct. 18, 2023] What channel is MotorTrend HD On? MotorTrend (formerly called Velocity Channel) can be found on most satellite TV providers as well as streaming services. The channel is available in HD (High Definition) and SD (Standard Definition).

MotorTrend primarily broadcasts automotive-themed programming such as Restoration Garage, Motor Shed Squad, and Two Guys Garage, as well as motorsports events and automotive auctions.

Velocity Channel was rebranded as MotorTrend as of November 23, 2018, following Discovery’s acquisition of a majority stake in MotorTrend’s magazine’s publisher. Here’s where you can find MotorTrend in HD (High Definition) where available.

MotorTrend HD Channels

AT&T U-verse HD
Channel 1104

Charter Spectrum HD
Channel 79 / 402

Channel 1243 (may vary according to region)

Cox Communication HD
Channel 740

DirecTV HD
Channel 281

DISH Network HD
Channel 246

Channel 79

Verizon FiOS HD
Channel 631


If you have a streaming TV plan, MotorTrend is available on DIRECTV Stream, Hulu Live, FuboTV Sling TV, and YouTube TV, as well as the website watch.motortrend.com and the MotorTrend app or mobile devices such as phones and tablets.


MotorTrend was originally launched as Discovery HD Theater nationwide in the United States on June 17, 2002. The channel was rebranded to HD Theater five years later on September 22, 2007. In 2011, Discovery Communications announced that HD Theater would be re-launched as Velocity on October 4, 2011. In 2018, Discovery announced Velocity would be rebranded as MotorTrend on November 23, 2018.

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  1. Coverage of mecum auction was terrible. Constant breaks to commercials in the middle of bidding very frustrating. My entire car club will no longer watch if this continues.


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