Netflix: Top Gear trio ‘not worth the money’
6 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Media speculation has suggested Amazon spent £160m to secure the Top Gear team
A senior executive at Netflix says the streaming service declined to sign up the former presenters of Top Gear because “it wasn’t worth the money”.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left the BBC earlier this year after Clarkson was fired for hitting a producer.
They recently signed a “very, very, very expensive” deal with Amazon Prime.
But rival service Netflix has claimed the presenters “sold themselves for way more money” than they are worth.
“We have past episodes of Top Gear, so we have a pretty good gauge of what audiences like,” the company’s chief product officer, Neil Hunt, told Digital Spy in an interview.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment