With the first episode landing last Friday at midnight, Amazon Prime Videos's new flagship TV show, The Grand Tour has shot to the top of their list for their biggest how premiere. With users in the US, Germany, Japan, Austria, and the United Kingdom already accessing Prime urgently to watch the show, it is evident that Amazon's $250 million investment has been a good call. Amazon said it saw the second most number of new Prime member sign-ups on the day of the show's debut - after Prime Day, its big annual sales holiday that draws tens of millions of shoppers to its site.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos praised the show, adding that the presenters' "creativity, along with the fantastic production quality and 4K HDR streaming, has Prime members responding in a big way. Kudos and congrats to the whole team", added Jeff Bezos.
Amazon's new original show "The Grand Tour" will hit more than 200 countries throughout the globe in December 2016.
Amazon is preparing for a huge expansion of its Prime streaming video service, with The Grand Tour as a major selling point.
TalkTalk has boosted its network capacity to meet demand for Jeremy Clarkson's new programme The Grand Tour. "We made a play for that show, definitely, but we've every season of Top Gear on Netflix in most territories in the world, so we had a better sense than most of what the audience was for Top Gear on our platform".
Get geared up How can I watch The Grand Tour?
Goldman drops membership in Wall Street blockchain
The TRADE understands Goldman Sachs did not renew the membership, as it no longer aligned with the bank's technology strategy. More than 90 percent of its original 42 bank members have expressed an interest in investing, the source said.
Though Amazon has not launched its "Prime" subscription officially in Australia yet, The Grand Tour is available to Aussies who open an American or United Kingdom account.
More than 10,000 people have already reviewed the first episode, so you would think it would be a pretty substantial number, but we just have no way to gauge.
Amazon Prime Video recommends a minimum speed of 900Kbps for SD content, 3.5Mbps for its HD content, and 25Mbps for 4K content.
Less than a week after its debut, the motoring show starring Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has taken over AmazonPrime's top slot from the previous incumbent, 'The Man in the High Castle'. They also spend about 4.6-times more money on Amazon than non-Prime members, Morgan Stanley said.
· Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, or online.