- Jan 24, 2009
- 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Not having monetized an asset yet is not a reason to give it away for free at the end of the day.
I have to agree. As much as I LOVE watching Top Gear, the BBC owns what amounts to intellectual property. They are paid money through distribution and licensing fees for re-broadcasts of the show though other venues. What I would really hope is that the "powers that be" continue to hear that we WILL pay good, honest money to have Top Gear legally, especially if we can get full content (the music will never happen, it'd be multiple millions). I bought series 10 on DVD, even though it's the horribly edited version. I will buy other series as they are released and will even consider re-purchasing 10 in full format (although I'd wine about that one quite a lot).
Questions like why are the Australians getting series 13 only 24 hours after broadcast (with altered music and time edits) but it's a good 6 MONTHS before the show airs in the US? Little things like that will encourage us to keep doing what we're doing. If BBC offered pay-per-download content days after airing, I'd buy them and I'll bet man others would too.