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New auto show Jeremy Clarkson cost “Amazon” at $ 250 million

New auto show Jeremy Clarkson cost "Amazon" at $ 250 million

The deal to release a new automotive TV show Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has managed to Amazon’s $ 250 million. The contract was signed with the leading three years, during which must come out 36 episodes of the show. Reported The Financial Times , citing its own sources. .

According to the newspaper, is one of the largest contracts ever concluded strimingovye services. For example, the production of two seasons of the series “House of Cards» («House of Cards») Netflix’s cost $ 100 million.

With the new auto show “Amazon” expects to attract new customers, which should help combat service for the market to Netfix, which in the UK is four times more subscribers. According to analysts, it is now about four per cent of Britons are subscribed to the Amazon, and 16 percent – on Netfix.

The new transmission from 2016 will be published as part of a bonus program «Amazon» – Prime Instant Video. Access to it is in the UK 79 pounds a year, and in the US and Europe – 99 dollars and 49 euros respectively. For comparison, subscription Netfix is ​​from 72 to 108 pounds a year.

On the signing of an agreement with Amazon Jeremy Clarkson announced on Thursday, on 30 July. This happened four months after he was removed from the shooting on Top Gear and dismissed from the BBC.