Hayu


NBCU’s Hayu agrees SVOD deal with Viacom

Reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, has agreed its first licensing deal with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for shows such as The Hills and Jersey Shore. The NBCUniversal (NBCU) International-owned on-demand service licensed a mixture of MTV and VH1 titles that it started to add to the service over the summer. The deal also includes […]

NBCU details Hayu SVOD expansion plans

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, will widen its reach with new rollouts, download to-view options and a physical retail presence by the end of the year. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this week, Hendrik McDermott, senior vice-president, branded on-demand, Hayu at NBCUniversal, said Hayu will announce a deal with a […]

IBC: NBCU plots Hayu expansion

NBCUniversal plans to launch its reality TV SVOD service Hayu in more international territories and on more pay TV platforms. Hendrik McDermott, senior VP, branded on-demand, NBCUniversal said that the roadmap for Hayu included new rollouts and further partnerships with platforms. Speaking at the IBC conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, McDermott announced offline viewing was being […]

NBCU’s Hayu to launch offline viewing

NBCUniversal International’s subscription video-on-demand service, Hayu, is due to add offline viewing options and is set to launch on Apple TV. From the fourth quarter, viewers will be able to download shows from the Hayu and watch them wherever they are, without needing to be connected to the web. The service will also be available […]

NBC plots major OTT expansion

US broadcaster NBC is nearing the end of its “toe in the water” experiments in OTT services, and is planning a major expansion in the area. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) said he expects to formally announce plans “in the next couple of months”, with an NBCUniversal-branded US SVOD service that would rival CBS […]

NBCU launches reality SVOD on Foxtel

NBCUniversal has launched its reality TV SVOD service Hayu in Australia. Hayu has rolled out on Foxtel and will be available to the pay TV platform’s subs who have the Entertainment Plus package, which includes the E! channel, part of the NBCUniversal stable. NBC and Foxtel have a longstanding output deal. Hayu launched in the […]

NBCU reality SVOD service hits Virgin

Reality TV SVOD service Hayu is now available via Virgin TV’s cable platform. Hayu is the new streaming service launched in the UK by NBCUniversal (as first reported by TBI sister publication DTVE). It is programmed with NBCU and third-party reality and unscripted programming from the US and UK including Made in Chelsea, Keeping Up […]

NBCU formats director exiting

NBCUniversal International Studios’ director of formats and production is leaving the company after four years, TBI has learned. Jonathan Tuovinen is exiting his post at the Comcast-owned company’s London office. His next move is unknown, but it is understood he will remain in London. An NBCU spokesperson confirmed his departure today. Tuovinen joined NBCU from […]

NBCU preps SVOD reality service in UK, Eire, Oz

NBCUniversal is launching a reality-themed direct-to-consumer OTT service called hayu featuring over 3,000 episodes of its stable of reality shows. TBI’s sister title DTVE broke the news this morning. The service will feature NBCU staples such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives… and The Millionaire Matchmaker. It will be […]