Top Gear

iPlayer records record January

Continued strong increases in mobile and tablet use, as well as improved measurement of radio plays helped drive BBC iPlayer to a record-breaking January, according to the latest statistics on the catch-up service to be released by UK public broadcaster the BBC. There were 272 million iPlayer requests in January, up 26% on the previous […]

Lovefilm renews and extends BBC Worldwide deal

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has inked a new, extended, content deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The pair already had a programming agreement, but the new agreement gives it rights to a wider range of content from the distributor. New shows that will become available on Lovefilm include drama […]

Foxtel strikes Australian Top Gear deal

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel is to launch the new season of British motoring series Top Gear on the BBC Knowledge channel ahead of its premiere on free-to-air station Nine Network after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide. However, the new deal does not include the rights to produce a new local version of the […]

Studio Lambert poaches Top Gear producer from the BBC

Studio Lambert has hired Gary Hunter, the BBC executive responsible for the hugely successful redesign and relaunch of motoring series Top Gear. He will become head of studio at the All3Media-owned production company, which is run by Stephen Lambert. Hunter has been at BBC Factual for over a decade. In addition to Top Gear, he […]

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