Prime Gear - Amazon looking at selling cars ?

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  1. LTD

    LTD MB Club Veteran

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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    OK, we now know that the three amigos are now contracted to Amazon to make a car series :thumb:

    From previous Amazon Prime series, it is evident that they have the ability to produce some good programmes and their budget doesn't seem to be on a shoe-string. It is only widely known that their programmes are amongst the most popular to be 'pirated' on the internet.

    Is the signing of Clarkson, Hammond and May merely a front for a move into car retailing ?
     
  2. Dryce

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    Nah.

    It's a headline move to create content and draw customers to Amazon's media services - and they'll calculate they can sell on said content to traditional broadcasters.
     
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    stwat Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's a funny old game. The beeb dropped Ripper Street, so Amazon took it on and filmed a new series. And have now sold it to the BBC:dk:
     
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    lexman8 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not quite. The new series was co-produced by Amazon and BBC America, part of BBC Worldwide.
     
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  5. stwat

    stwat Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I see, cheers for the info.
     
  6. keejoonc

    keejoonc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Whilst I enjoy watching top gear from time to time, I'm not willing to pay £70 odd pounds a year to sign up to Amazon Prime just to watch it.
     
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    Amazon selling cars…

    Will it arrive the day after purchase by drone? If anything, it could be a Marketplace strategy.
     
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    Also the programme you will see on BBC has been cropped to fit the time slot, all the episodes on Amazon prime are an hour plus.
     
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