Wednesday, 4 January 2017

‘The Grand Tour’ Heads to the British Forces


PRESS RELEASE
‘The Grand Tour’ Heads to the British Forces
 Fasten your seat belts! Amazon Prime Video’s The Grand Tour, featuring TV stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, is going to be available to UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas, launching on BFBS TV from January 7th 2017.

BFBS TV is part of the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) a charity that informs, entertains, connects, and champions the Armed Forces. BFBS has been a link with home for British troops and their families overseas since 1943.

The Grand Tour has been one of the most anticipated TV launches of 2016, and we’re bringing it to BFBS TV viewers around the world.

Jeremy, Richard and James have been travelling the world filming the first series of Amazon Prime Video’s The Grand Tour in far-flung locations across the globe including taking their giant travelling tent to Johannesburg, California, Whitby, Rotterdam, Lapland, Stuttgart, Scotland, Nashville and Dubai.

The critically acclaimed first episode, titled ‘The Holy Trinity’ kicks off in California where, after an epic opening sequence, Jeremy, Richard and James arrive in Dry Rabbit Lake to be greeted by thousands of fans who have journeyed from across the U.S. to join the trio.
Debbie Barrett, Head of Rights and Acquisitions for BFBS TV, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Amazon Prime as they lead the way in digital innovation and TV viewing. We’re looking forward to bringing such an iconic and talked-about series to HM Forces serving overseas.”

Amazon Prime have shown their full support to the Armed Forces so BFBS TV will be broadcasting the whole series.

Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU said; "The Grand Tour became our biggest show premiere ever and we are delighted to be able to support the UK Armed Forces by bringing Jeremy, Richard and James’ hit Amazon Original series to HM Forces personnel serving overseas.”
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Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals, added: “We have the utmost respect for HM Forces, and hope they will enjoy Jeremy, James and Richard’s globe-trotting adventures, which of course pale in comparison to the real-life experiences of the military.”

Adam Hardwick, Head of BFBS Television, added: “In delivering the very best of all which is on offer back home, The Grand Tour is a vital addition to our line-up for our overseas audiences.”

Highlights from all BFBS TV services are available at bfbs.com/tv

Follow on social media via @BFBSTV for more updates throughout the series.