Neil Hunt, the Chief Product Officer at Netflix in a recent interview with Digital Spy has claimed that Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, the ‘Top Gear Trio' were not worth the money!
The trio, after they left BBC were approached by Netflix and ITV to hire them and Amazon ended signing them up for USD 250 million for three years.
This is what Hunt had to say:
"We have past episodes of Top Gear, so we have a pretty good gauge of what audiences like."
"Our buying decisions tend to be somewhat data-driven. We have a lot of data to get the deals we want, so there we go.
"Clearly it wasn't worth the money to make the deal... I think they sold themselves for way more money [than they're worth]."
So, is Netflix upset about losing the deal or is its data-driven decision correct? Do let us know in the comment section below.