Netflix luggage rights to new 'Prime Gear'

Netflix bags rights to new 'Top Gear'

Netflix was just lately stated to be discussing rights to the brand new collection of Prime Gear with the BBC, and because it seems, a deal has certainly been struck. Prime brass on the streaming service confirmed as a lot to BuzzFeed Information, although the finer particulars are fairly fuzzy proper now. The very fact the 2 hashed out an settlement is not an enormous shock. Older seasons of the motoring present (when Clarkson was on the helm) have been out there on the streaming service for a while, so it wasn’t like a presenter shuffle was going to destroy the working relationship Netflix and the BBC had constructed.

Netflix execs weren’t prepared to speak areas, saying as an alternative that the phrases are primarily the identical as present agreements between the 2. In different phrases, Netflix will purchase sure rights in territories the place the BBC does not have already got syndication offers. It is anybody’s guess what meaning for the US at this level, because the BBC is planning to launch its personal subscription streaming service there someday this yr.

A few weeks in the past, the BBC launched the primary teaser for the brand new collection of Prime Gear, and it guarantees to be simply as excessive-octane (and as excessive-finances) because the present was pre-hiatus. In the meantime, Clarkson & Co are busy filming their new motoring present for Amazon, which can debut on Prime Video this fall.

Supply: BuzzFeed
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