Starz Play Arabia to broadcast Top Gear in MENA
Starz Play, the on-demand video streaming service available in 19 countries across the MENA region, announced that it has entered into a partnership with BBC Worldwide. As part of this agreement, Starz Play has acquired the exclusive regional rights to broadcast the latest season of Top Gear.
The car show is now in its 23rd season and is available on Starz Play. The current Top Gear season will also be featured alongside earlier seasons and exclusive special episodes. The next season has Matt Le Blanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid confirmed as the main hosts after the departure of Chris Evans. Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan will continue to make appearances as well.
To mark the launch, Starz Play invited journalists from the region to meet Top Gear hosts Chris Harris and The Stig at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Media personnel also had a chance to get passenger rides with the hosts on a hot lap around the F1 track with either the Jaguar F-Type R or the Mercedes-AMG GT. The guy in the middle is me.