From a media release:
Faster, tougher, and dirtier! Feeding the need for speed, Discovery gears up for the return ofÂ MEGASPEEDÂ as Season 2 hits the asphaltÂ ThursdaysÂ atÂ 7 p.m.Â ET/4 p.m. PTÂ beginningÂ June 25. From Discovery Canadaâ€™sÂ award-winning international production house, EPI (Exploration Production Inc.),Â the original Canadian documentary series puts the pedal to the metal as the one-hour, six-episode season takes viewers for an exhilarating ride. Narrated by CP24 BREAKFAST Co-Host, Steve Anthony the series focuses on fast vehicles and the driversÂ who race them â€“ from souped-up dragsters on the strip to customized â€˜street legalâ€™ roadsters â€“ the adrenaline-fueled series ramps up with exclusive access to some of the worldâ€™s most prestigious motor sport events.
In the Season 2 premiere, â€œIndy 500â€ (Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT),MEGASPEEDÂ takes viewers around the circuit of theÂ Indianapolis motor speedway, the most famous two and half miles on the planet. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to 27-year-oldÂ Oakville native James Hinchcliffe, who was involved in aÂ serious accidentÂ during practice on May 18, the episode follows Hinch as he prepares to qualify for his fourth Indy.
Discovery Canadaâ€™s in-house production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery and other international broadcasters. By the end of 2015, EPI will have delivered more than 3000 hours of television programming in the form of a daily science magazine show, series, and specials.Â EPI programming has been broadcast in more than 150 countries, in two-dozen languages, to potential viewing audiences of more than 600 million conventional, cable and satellite subscribers. EPI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Canada, a joint-venture between Bell Media (Canada)Â and Discovery Communications Inc.