There's A New Streaming Service Launching In Australia Next Month, Just For Reality TV

There's a new subscription streaming service coming to Australia. It's called Hayu, it's launching in March, and it will only screen reality TV like Keeping up with the Kardashians, Made In Chelsea, and Real Housewives. Only. Reality. TV.

Yes, this is really happening.

Hayu — styled hayu, or hay u — will launch next month for a $5.99 monthly subscription fee, and is the brainchild of parent company NBCUniversal — the network behind a host of reality TV shows including Keeping up with the Kardashians. When it debuts, it'll have over 3000 episodes of reality TV on tap and over 500 more will be added each year.

The majority of shows on Hayu will be released on the online platform the same day as their US airdate. Past seasons of shows will also be available, and the service — running on tablet and smartphone apps, connected TVs and laptops — will tie in with reality celebrities' social media accounts, "offering a breakthrough, shareable user experience" according to the NBCUni press release.

The Australian launch is simultaneous with the service becoming available in the UK and Ireland too, where it'll be £3.99 and €4.99 respectively. Hayu won't have exclusive rights to content, it seems, so these shows will still be available both online through competing streaming services and through traditional broadcast TV channels.


Comments

    Any service that helps people cut ties with Foxtel is a plus in my books.

    This is right up there with vegemite on my list of 'shit that horrifies me but I'm glad there's a place where deviants who like it can go so their crappy tastes don't fuck up my space'.

      You dare sully the good name of Vegemite?

      I have a pack of dogs here; specially trained to have barks that sound like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Trained specially to bark constantly without exhaustion.

      I'll set them loose on you if you don't take back what you said about Vegemite.

        Worse. Than. Marmite.

        Bring it on.

          You asked for it!

          [With a dramatic wave of the arm, I throw the hatch on the container open.]

          GET HIM MY BEAUTIES!!!

          [A moment passes and nothing happens. Eventually I look inside.]

          Crud! I forgot the air holes.....

          Last edited 12/02/16 10:13 am

            Victory by default! The two sweetest words in the English language! De Fault!

              What can I say. No matter how comical, I'm incapable of harming anyone, :-P

                Except dogs. You monster. :)

                  .....On second thought, there are exceptions....

                  [Transientmind now finds himself in a room filled with ever hungry truckies eating beans, cabbage and beer none stop. The room isn't ventilated just giving a green brown haze and the only door out is lined with strike anywhere matches.]

    Awesome, group all the shit together so it's easier to avoid.

    Six months later:

    Subscription streaming service Hay-U fails.

      Unfortunately, I suspect there are more closet devotees of this drivel than are known. Still, hopefully, this will mean they can get it off the other streaming sites. :)

        My point more comes from the fact this drivel is already available on every other service, plus more.

    It's a testament to the the downfall of humanity that this service will thrive and dominate.

    This is actually a ploy to find the names and addresses of everyone who is a fan of these terrible shows. Then we can just arrest them, put them all in camps and prevent them from breeding.

    It's called the 'finally I have some fucking free time without my wife pestering me' channel.

      I had a roommate who couldn't get enough of this shit.

      She would download entire series of shit like 'Rock of Love' and its spin-off series, and fast-forward directly to the parts where women fight each other.

      "I dunno, I just love watching people being bitchy at each other!"

      I do not understand it. I never did. I never will.

    Why pay for the same trash that gets dished out every hour and every night on commercial TV?
    This is the equivalent of Andrew Bolt getting his own streaming channel.

    WOW T.I.S.M are visionaries - Their song, "Channel Turd" has become reality!!

    Reminds me of HIMYM: "You are the weakest link, goodbye. Punchy, the tribe has spoken. Please pack up your knives and go. Your work of art didn't work for us. Your time's up. I have to ask you to leave the mansion. You must leave the chateau. Your tour ends here. You've been chopped. You've been evicted from the Big Brother house. Your dessert just didn't measure up. Sashay away. Give me your jacket and leave Hell's Kitchen. I'm sorry, you did not get a rose. You have been eliminated from the race. You are no longer in the running to be America's Next Top Model. You're fired. Auf Wiedersehen."

    Poster child for geo-blocking.

    Oh - thank you, all Commenters!
    I've had some actual LOL's for the day.
    Nice to read some acerbic commentary without trolling :)

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