Wednesday, July 18, 2007
SPEED's "Launch Hour" Not On Our Radar
Thank you to the many readers who have encouraged us to expand and deal with some other issues in the world of motorsports on TV. At this time, we are going to continue to limit the content of this site to issues dealing directly with the NASCAR TV partners for 2007.
We understand that some new program concepts, including the new Launch Hour on SPEED, generate strong feelings for many fans of actual sanctioned racing. There are message boards available at SPEEDtv.com and other fan sites to address those issues.
The Daly Planet only commented on "Melanie," the SPEED TV promo actress, because the promos were running during the NASCAR RaceDay program. The issue on-the-table was the content of the promos in the early Sunday afternoon daypart during family-oriented NASCAR programming.
We are determining how to expand this motorsports TV project for 2008 to include additional forms of programming. This first season has been a learning experience for all involved, and I thank the small group of dedicated people who have lent their time to assist with everything from spell checks to comment moderation.
Thanks also to you, the Internet readers, whose input has shaped this site and had a direct and dynamic effect on the motorsports TV programs on television today. This site is read every day by many people in the TV industry who create, schedule, and produce the NASCAR programming we all see. Thanks again for sharing your views.
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