Discovery Communications owns Velocity channel. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Discovery Communications started with one single channel, The Discovery Channel, in 1985. As of 2015, it has spread out to numerous channels, including Discovery Life, Animal Planet, Destination America, Investigation America and Oprah Winfrey Network (joint venture with Harpo Productions).
Velocity Channel is a commercial-based, high-definition satellite and cable TV channel. It was formerly known as Discovery HD Theater and then HD Theater. The channel primarily is a non-fictional programming channel with a target market of men aged 25 to 54 and focused on programs related to sports and expensive cars, among others. As of February 2015, Velocity channel boasts around 62.3 million American subscribers.