Amazon Prime Video with Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show to launch in South Africa

Amazon Prime Video will be launching in South Africa, an industry source with knowledge of the plan has told MyBroadband.

Video content available on the platform at launch will include shows such as The Grand Tour.

The Grand Tour is a new car show produced for Amazon that stars former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

Speculation around a local launch began when Clarkson announced that filming for the show would begin in Johannesburg, while DStv revealed that it had not been able to acquire the rights to the show.

“The show has not as yet been released for international syndication and the rights are currently held by Amazon Prime,” MultiChoice has told MyBroadband.

Amazon recently announced that The Grand Tour will launch on 18 November, leading to industry speculation that Prime Video will be available in South Africa before then.

While the first episode of the show was filmed in Johannesburg, the first episode to air will be one recorded in their studio tent in California.

A new episode of The Grand Tour will become available online every Friday for 12 weeks on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon was asked whether it is planning to launch Prime Video in South Africa, but the company did not respond by the time of publication.

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