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Dish Adds Speed2

Dish Network is now offering the Speed2 online programming service.

Dish customers who subscribe to Speed automatically have access to the online channel by using their Dish Network login information at

Dish becomes the largest affiliate to date for the authenticated service, which launched first on Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, N.C., in 2010. It also is offered by TWC affiliate Bright House Networks and Cablevision Systems. Speed officials have said the service is targeting a base of nearly 20 million users by midsummer.

"Dish Network is thrilled to give racing fans access to Speed2, a unique network that features some of the world's most coveted motorsport events -- all online," Dave Shull, senior vice president of programming for Dish Network, said in a release. "Speed2 represents a continuation of our TV Everywhere strategy that includes, which allows DISH Network customers to watch their favorite content anytime and anywhere."

Mike Biard, executive vice president of Fox Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing, said in the release: "Speed2 is the perfect companion to Speed, and working with Dish Network, we're pleased to make it available to their subscribers as a complement to their traditional video packages that include Speed."

Speed2 delivers original content not seen on the Speed network as well as a library of enthusiast titles not on the network. Currently featuring race coverage from more than 30 different international motor sports series, Speed2 offers live or same-day coverage of AMA Supersport, the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, German Touring Car (DTM), FIA GT1 World Championship, FIA GT3 European Championship and the GP3 Series.

Speed2 provides both standard and high definition content and carries an extensive programming library from SPEED's 15 years on the air, including the series American Muscle Car, Behind the Headlights, Back in the Day and Victory by Design.