There are reports today Netflix has secured global streaming rights for the new-look Top Gear.
Netflix chief content officer, has said that the show will be made available on the streaming service because it falls under the existing deal it has with the BBC.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will enjoy it as premiere, in a complex broadcast rights landscape.
A BBC spokesperson told TV Tonight, “In Australia, BBC Knowledge has rights to premiere Top Gear followed by Channel 9 which has an 8 week hold back. SVOD rights are offered as they become available.
“Netflix and Stan currently both have rights to various back catalogue for Top Gear.”
Top Gear premieres on BBC Knowledge next month, a date yet to be confirmed.