Jeremy Clarkson


ITV boss defends “different and distinctive” BritBox UK plans

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended the broadcaster’s SVOD tie-up with the BBC, BritBox UK, saying the endeavour is sufficiently “distinctive” and will be “liberating” for producers. Unveiled a month ago by McCall, BritBox UK is intended to be the British equivalent of the eponymous two-year-old US SVOD, offering both archive content and originals. However, […]

Amazon’s global profile sparks Grand Tour format change

Jeremy Clarkson has said that The Grand Tour’s increasingly international profile on Amazon Prime Video has led to key changes that make the motoring format more global-facing. The presenter, who hosts the series with Richard Hammond and James May, said various format points were evaluated ahead of the show’s third series, which debuts on Friday (18 January) […]

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire set for 2019 return

ITV is set to bring back the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? reprisal fronted by Jeremy Clarkson in 2019. Following the success of the Millionaire anniversary specials this May, ITV is set to air a new season as a stripped event that will run for ten episodes. The return of the classic format launched […]

Amazon claims Grand Tour smashes ratings record

New Jeremy Clarkson vehicle The Grand Tour has become Amazon Prime Video’s biggest premiere launch, the streaming site has claimed. E-commerce giant Amazon reported “millions of Prime members” in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan had streamed the series’ first episode over the weekend. This means the big-budget petrolhead series replaces Frank Spotnitz-created drama […]

Amazon preps global launch for The Grand Tour

Amazon’s Top Gear rival The Grand Tour will hit 200 countries later this year, but the launch does not mark the global rollout of the Amazon Prime SVOD service, TBI understands. The Grand Tour will launch in Amazon Prime Video territories Germany, Japan, the UK and the US this Friday (November 18), it was revealed […]

BBC extends Matt LeBlanc’s Top Gear journey

UK pubcaster the BBC has confirmed Matt LeBlanc will remain as host of motoring series Top Gear for two years, providing a major boost to the ailing format. LeBlanc was a hit with viewers in the first season of Top Gear not to feature Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May since 2002, though co-host […]

Fox invests $6.5m in Clarkson’s digital venture

21st Century Fox has invested US$6.5 million in DriveTribe, a new digital venture from the former presenters and producer of Top Gear. Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are planning to launch the DriveTribe digital portal in November. Ex-Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman and tech entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt are […]

Top Gear and Amazon rival rev up

Amazon has given a name to its high-profile motoring series, while the BBC has announced a launch date for its reboot of Top Gear. The Amazon series, which is fronted by the former Top Gear team, will be called The Grand Tour. It will follow Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson, who led […]

Netflix ‘could pit new Top Gear against Amazon’

SVOD service Netflix is reportedly planning to deflate the tyres of Amazon Studios new Jeremy Clarkson-fronted motoring show by acquiring rights to the BBC’s new-look Top Gear. The Guardian has reported that talks have begun between Netflix and the BBC, whose commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, sells the Top Gear format and finished tape internationally. BBCWW […]

Amazon ‘eyes Oz SVOD launch’

Amazon could use the launch of its new Top Gear rival motoring show to launch its SVOD service in Australia, according to local press. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Amazon is weighing the launch of its Prime Instant Video service in Australia, and could time a rollout to coincide with the launch of the […]

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