Redmond, WA (PRWEB) March 9, 2006
Driving Sports, a division of MediaSpigot LLC, announced today the launch of Driving Sports Video, a new on-demand video series that provides auto enthusiasts with entertaining and insightful coverage of new cars, modified “tuner” vehicles and extreme motorsport action. The first episode can be downloaded for free through Apple’s iTunes software, from Google Video or viewed online at the official Driving Sports site (http://www.drivingsports.com).
“In less than 20 years the print magazine as we know it will be obsolete. With the success of the Apple video iPod, Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the emergence of video-capable mobile phones, transportable video on demand is clearly the future for enthusiast media,” commented Ryan Douthit, Director of MediaSpigot LLC. “We had long considered re-launching Driving Sports as a print publication, but the opportunity to take extreme driving experiences beyond the written word--to show the action in all its tire-shredding, clutch-grinding glory was simply too irresistible to pass up.”
Each episode of Driving Sports Video features both “in-the-field” and studio segments. “I’m really excited about this show,” said Alison “Ali” Dudek, who recently lit up primetime television as a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor: Paris,” and is a confirmed car nut. “I already called ‘dibs’ for when we get a Mercedes SLR to test!”
Field reports feature experienced automotive journalists that first honed their skills in the print world. “Moving to video is simply brilliant, and the timing couldn’t be better,” said Jeff Zurschmeide, Editor in Chief of DrivingSports.com and contributor to numerous printed automotive titles. “Cars are really a visceral experience. The noise and sight of a rally car sliding through an apex at 70MPH has to be seen. With Driving Sports Video we can now bring our viewers that experience, and that’s really exciting.”
About Driving Sports Video
As the first weekly car series produced expressly for portable digital media, Driving Sports Video is a trailblazing show targeting auto enthusiasts that have embraced a digital lifestyle. Driving Sports Video was launched in 2006 by MediaSpigot LLC and is produced at its studio in Redmond, Wash.
About Driving Sports
Driving Sports produces auto enthusiast DVDs and a Web-based magazine. The new series finally brings these two elements together with exciting results. The Driving Sports Web site (ftp://http://www.drivingsports.com) features new car reviews, concept previews and exclusive editorial centered on the passion of driving. Driving Sports is a registered brand of MediaSpigot LLC.
About MediaSpigot LLC
MediaSpigot is one of the fastest growing, privately held producers of automotive-enthusiast media in the United States. With its focus on sub-niche and specialty titles, MediaSpigot has been able to provide advertising partners with highly effective solutions. In addition to it’s own successful print magazine, Subiesport: The Independent Subaru magazine (available at major booksellers throughout North America), MediaSpigot also develops content and media solutions for other enthusiast periodicals.
Advertising & Media Contact:
Ryan Douthit, (425) 458-4949