VELOCITY AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL GEAR UP THIS SPRING FOR BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE, 19 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE ANNUAL PALM BEACH AUCTIO

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(Silver Spring, Md.) -- Today, Velocity and Discovery Channel announced the return of BARRETT- JACKSON LIVE, offering 19 hours of live coverage from the 14th annual Palm Beach auction. Highly anticipated vehicles will be showcased this year including an exceptional 1957 Ford Thunderbird and a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT supercar. The broad range of vintage, custom, supercars and late models will be exhibited throughout the live programming beginning Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10 and during Discovery Channel’s live broadcast on Saturday, April 9 from 2-4 PM ET. Please see below for the full BARRETT- JACKSON LIVE U.S. broadcast schedule.

BARRETT–JACKSON LIVE kicked off strongly in January 2016,earning six million real-time viewers and Velocity’s best week ever for coverage of the 45th annual Scottsdale auction,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. “We’re excited to carry the momentum of Scottsdale into Palm Beach, and hope to give viewers unprecedented access to every thrilling moment on the Barrett-Jackson auction floor.”

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE continues to flourish as Palm Beach viewers will see some of the most impressive vehicles from around the globe. The must-see cars this year include one of only seven supercharged F-Code 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliners, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with less than 5 miles on the odometer, making this pristine automobile extremely rare.  

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE U.S. Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET):

Friday, April 8

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity

Saturday, April 9

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Discovery Channel

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Velocity

Sunday, April 10

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Velocity

Velocity introduced Auction Insider to BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE audiences during the Scottsdale broadcast this past January. Auction Insider returns for the Palm Beach auction allowing viewers to play along at home in the competitive, thrilling Barrett-Jackson bidding process. Every hour during BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE Palm Beach audiences playing Auction Insider will test their appraisal skills by guessing the hammer price on a car crossing the auction block. Viewers interested in playing Auction Insider can register to play by logging on to AuctionInsider.TV on their computer or mobile device. Hourly prizes include Apple iPads with each player eligible to win the grand prize of a trip for two to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club following the conclusion of the auction. Auction Insider is powered for Velocity by iPowow.

BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE is produced for Velocity and Discovery Channel by Discovery Studios. For Velocity, David Lee and Peter Neal are executive producers and Robert Scanlon is general manager.

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