By Evan DeSimone
AOL’s automotive enthusiast media hub Autoblog announced today that two of its popular original digital series, “Translogic” and “The List,” will make the jump to television through a deal with Discovery Communications’ Velocity Network.
The digital webisodes will be repackaged into standard 30-minute episodes to air on Velocity, the Discovery-owned television channel focuses on racing and auto enthusiast programming. The transition to television may offer the popular web shows a chance at a much wider audience. Velocity currently reaches 62.3 million homes, roughly half the TV owning households in the U.S.
“Translogic” is a futuristic look at auto and transportation that examines where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation technology area headed. For something a little more focused on the here-and-now fans can tune in to “The List: 1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die” to see hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre trying out the most over-the-top stunts, experiences and vehicles. The series will make their back-to-back debut on Velocity tonight at 7 p.m. EST.