hayu and Syfy head to NOW TV, as Sky renews NBC deal
VOD News | On 19, May 2017
Reality TV streaming service hayu is heading to NOW TV.
The all-reality service, which launched last year, is dedicated to reality TV shows from the US, with box sets and same-day releases that range from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Melbourne to The Real Housewives of Orange County The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
It will be joined by Syfy, the UK home to such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Librarians, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Originals and more.
In 2018, both will be added to NOW TV’s collection of TV channels available as part of its Entertainment Pass, which offers contract-free streaming (both live and on-demand) as part of a £6.99 monthly subscription – until 14th August 2017, when it will increase to £7.99 a month.
Sky customers in the UK and Ireland, meanwhile, will be able to enjoy a selection of NBCUIN’s channels including Universal Channel, Syfy and E! Entertainment and Movies 24.
At the same time, Sky customers will continue to enjoy NBCUIN’s highly successful portfolio of channel brands, which are the home of popular TV series. In the UK & Ireland, this includes Chicago Med on Universal Channel and Dark Matter on Syfy; in Germany & Austria, this includes Chicago Fire on Universal Channel, Bull on 13TH STREET and Dark Matter on Syfy.
“Extending our partnership with NBCUniversal International ensures that we continue to provide our customers with the best acquired content to sit alongside Sky’s original productions,” says Sky.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, adds: “It’s been a very successful year for rights negotiations and we are very pleased to have secured this long-term deal for our customers. Our focus remains on providing our customers with content of the highest quality and NBCUniversal’s movies, television programming and channel brands are globally renowned. Our partners’ trust in Sky as the custodian of their brands and content enables us to not only establish, but extend, these long-term relationships and we look forward to continuing to work with NBCUniversal International.”