Hendrik McDermott


NBCU plans Nordic expansion for Hayu

NCBUniversal (NBCU) International is set to expand its reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, into the Nordics, in what it described as a “key milestone” for the service. The on-demand offering will launch first in Norway – in partnership with TV2 – during the fourth quarter of this year, before going live in Finland, Sweden and […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

News brief: KidsCo buys hidden camera series

International children’s channel KidsCo has acquired Novovision’s series Junior Hidden Camera for its global networks. KidsCo has acquired 25 half-hours of the candid camera show, which French comedy producer-distributor Novovision will be pitching in Cannes in 52 epsiode format. “Acquiring quality, on-brand content remains a core element of KidsCo’s strategy. Junior Hidden Camera‘s humour resonates […]