News round-up: Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’; Netflix extends ‘Alice In Borderland’; Hayu lands in New Zealand

Roku renews ‘Sushi Master’ Roku has renewed culinary competition series Morimoto’s Sushi Master for a second season on The Roku Channel. Produced by Ample Entertainment, the series features world-renowned culinary icon Masaharu Morimoto as head judge and executive producer. He puts aspiring chefs to the test as they compete in challenges that not only honor […]

News round-up: NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE; Stan links with Lionsgate; Media Ranch deals

NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE NBCUniversal (NBCU) is to roll its reality-focused streaming service Hayu into multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. The service will offer over 300 shows and 9,000 episodes of reality TV content including The Real Housewives, Below Deck and Million Dollar Listing franchises. Home and design, dating, cooking, crime and fashion […]

Viaplay orders first Dutch originals; strikes Starzplay & Hayu deals in region

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has unveiled its first two Dutch scripted originals ahead of the SVOD’s launch in the Netherlands tomorrow, while also striking deals to become the local home to Lionsgate-owned Starzplay and NBCU’s Hayu services. Produced by Levitate Film, Something Stupid is created by novelist Saskia Noort and is a dark comedy telling […]

Hayu takes ‘The Circus’ on the road

NBCUniversal-owned SVOD service Hayu has taken the rights to both seasons of reality series The Circus for the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Canada and Australia. The series (20 x 30-minutes), which is distributed by Australia’s Fred Media and produced by Stripe Studios for NBCU NZ’s Bravo TV, follows the 10-strong Weber family who live, work, and […]

NBCU launches reality streamer Hayu into India

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s reality streaming service Hayu has launched in India. The roll-out marks the 28th territory in which the SVOD has launched, with the service already available in countries such as the UK and Australia. Hayu in India will offer more than 8,000 episodes of reality TV content, including all seasons of Keeping Up With […]

NENT ramps up reality with deal for NBCU’s Hayu content

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group is to offer a raft of reality shows to its subscribers after striking a multi-year distribution deal with NBCUniversal OTT service Hayu. The service will be made available to Viaplay subscribers in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at no extra cost from Autumn 2021, becoming Hayu’s first platform partner in Poland […]

Hulu strikes content pact with the Kardashians ahead of NBCU exit

US streamer Hulu is to be the new home for US celebrity family the Kardashians. The deal with the Disney-owned streamer follows news earlier this year that reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians would be ending on NBCUniversal’s US network E! after its 20th season. The show had been available on Hulu for multiple years […]

NBCU takes Hayu to Germany with Amazon Channels

NBCUniversal’s reality streamer Hayu has launched in Germany and Austria, where it is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Hayu offers shows including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs, along with The Real Housewives, and the Below Deck franchises. The service offers a variety of unscripted sub-genres in English language including: Home and […]

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