Another streaming service hits Australia: hayu launches in March

reality TV lovers rejoice

When it comes to “Streaming TV” in Australia we think first and foremost of the global giant Netflix, then Stan and Presto – well strap yourselves in, it’s getting crowded down-under – in March we’ll welcome Hayu too.

Media mega company NBCUniversal International today announced hayu – a “Subscription Video on Demand Reality Service” – yep, all-reality TV!

Apparently curated and “fully integrated with social media” the service launches in March in Australia and the UK & Ireland on mobile, tablets and PC via


Brace yourselves – here’s what’s coming:

  • Over 3,000 episodes including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives and The Millionaire Matchmaker
  • The Majority of US shows will debut on the service the same day as their US launch
  • Complete box sets allow fans to catch up on series from the very beginning

And it will be the cheapest of the streaming services at $5.99 per month. No contract, and as usual, a free one-month trial.


This is a sign that Australians are happy to pay, but also that it’s becoming difficult for the deal makers to find someone to do a deal with – so – go direct!



Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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