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Despite launching an app for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset, Netflix isn't interested in making VR content, it's said. It is, however, interested in the BBC's new 'Top Gear', as it has picked up international rights to the Chris Evans-fronted show.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told Mashable that he's not working on anything in VR at the moment. This is despite another Netflix exec previously saying the firm was watching the VR space with interest.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Netflix has picked up the rights to 'Top Gear'. It will want to take on Amazon Prime Video, which signed the former 'Top Gear' trio of presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to make a new car show.

It's not clear which countries Netflix will show the new 'Top Gear' in. But it will be "multi-territory for sure," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, told BuzzFeed.

In the UK, 'Top Gear' will air on the BBC in May.

Clarkson and co are yet to decide on a name for their new car show, as this clip shows.

Source: Mashable, BuzzFeed

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