Jeremy Clarkson

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 […]

Evans plots Top Gear change for BBCWW

The new presenter of BBC Worldwide’s motoring franchise Top Gear, Chris Evans, plans to bring more studio elements to the format when his first season in charge launches next year, as he says he must make the show sufficiently different to the previous Jeremy Clarkson-led incarnation. Speaking to journalists in Cannes, Evans (pictured) said former […]

BBC taking Top Gear’s Chris Evans to Cannes

BBC Worldwide is taking Chris Evans to MIPCOM next month to promote the new season of Top Gear, which he will host. Top Gear is one of Worldwide’s biggest shows, selling around the world as a finished programme and a format. Evans, a well-known TV and radio presenter in the UK, will head a new […]

Apple, Amazon, and the exclusivity paradox

Rob Gallagher, director of research and analysis, media and entertainment at research house Ovum, muses on the reasoning behind and potential impact of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s reported £150 million deal to acquire the service of the former Top Gear presenting trio. If content is king, then exclusive TV is the king of content. That’s […]

‘Apple set to challenge Netflix for originals’

Technology giant Apple is set to shake up the content world, with a report from the US claiming it is to formally enter the original programming business. Variety cites sources close to the Cupertino-based media conglomerate suggesting “preliminary conversations” with Hollywood executives have taken place around original programming efforts. The scale of Apple’s ambition is […]

Bezos: ‘Clarkson series very, very, very expensive’

Jeff Bezos has said Amazon’s upcoming motoring series with the former Top Gear team will be ‘very, very, very expensive”. The Amazon founder and CEO told UK newspaper The Telegraph that recruiting the Top Gear team, who left the BBC show in the wake of a scandal that involved star presenter Jeremy Clarkson hitting a […]

New-look Top Gear names Wilman replacement

Former Big Breakfast and Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush producer Lisa Clark will reunite with presenter Chris Evans on the new-look BBC petrol-head series Top Gear. Clark and Evans (pictured) have worked together on various shows through her 25 year career, and she will now be executive producer of Top Gear, which said goodbye to former […]

Amazon signs Top Gear team for motoring show

Amazon Prime Instant Video has won the battle to sign former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Amazon fought off competition from the likes of SVOD rival Netflix and UK commercial broadcaster ITV for the sought-after trio (pictured above). Former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman also comes as part of […]

Chris Evans takes Clarkson’s Top Gear post

Chris Evans will succeed Jeremy Clarkson as presenter of the BBC’s money-spinning petrol-head fact-ent series Top Gear. Evans (pictured), currently co-presenter of daily series The One Show and a BBC Radio 2 breakfast DJ, has signed a three-year deal to present the show, which BBC Productions will produce for UK channel BBC Two. Former presenting […]

Clarkson ‘planning car show comeback’

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson (above middle) is plotting a replacement petrolhead series after being axed from the BBC show for hitting a producer. Writing in his Sunday Times column, Clarkson said: “I have lost my baby but I shall create another. I don’t know who the other parent will be or what the […]