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Hayu reality-show on-demand service announces launch date

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Hey all you reality show addicts! Here’s some great news. Hayu – the all-reality show subscription video on demand service will be kicking off across Australia next week.

NBCUniversal, the studio behind Hayu, will be offering the new service for just $5.99 a month.

It will launch in Australia on March 22.

“With over 3,000 episodes of the top reality TV shows – including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Top Chef franchises and Made in Chelsea – this SVOD service is the first of its kind,” says NBCUniversal’s Jay McNamara, EVP Strategy Development and Analysis.

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“Curated by reality experts for reality fans, hayu is fully integrated with news feeds and social media and, uniquely, its next-generation functionality will enable Australian fans to share some of the content they love.”

Here are some facts about Hayu

* First all-reality subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service of its kind

* Monthly subscription just $5.99. No Contract.

* Can be viewed on a number of devices including smartphones and tablets and steamed to TVs

* Features over 3,000 episodes of top reality shows – including Keeping Up with the
Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and The Real Housewives

* Majority of US shows will debut on the service the same day as their US launch

* Complete box sets allow reality fans to binge on series right from the beginning

* It’s shareable. Specially made short-form content snippets – selected from original episodes
– can be shared directly via fans’ social media accounts

* The curated service is fully integrated with news feeds and social media.

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Here are some of the shows you’ll be able to see on Hayu:

Botched (Seasons 1-3)

Tapping into the plastic surgery craze, the reality series, Botched, follows esteemed plastic surgeons, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif, over three seasons as they help patients go from botched to beautiful, fixing extreme plastic surgeries gone awry.

Flipping Out (Seasons 1-8)

It takes a special kind of personality to handle flipping multimillion-dollar houses and maintain a thriving interior design business all at one time, but Jeff Lewis, an obsessive-compulsive successful businessman, pulls it off.

I Am Cait (Season 1 & 2)

ground-breaking documentary series that gives an exclusive look at the life of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, as she begins her new journey as a transgender woman.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Seasons 1-12)

A trend-setting reality series phenomenon, Keeping Up with the Kardashians profiles one of Hollywood’s most high profile families as its members seek fame, fortune and domestic bliss.

Made in Chelsea (Seasons 1-10)

Shot in a constructed, glossy documentary style that is more soap than reality, this BAFTA-winning, flashy series follows the lives, loves and careers of a young, socially elite, group of friends from London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.

Million Dollar Listing (Seasons 1-8)

Follows the lives of Los Angeles’s hottest, youngest, and most aggressive real estate magnates in the making as they net a fortune selling multi-million dollar properties in the most exclusive neighbourhoods – Hollywood, Malibu and Beverly Hills.

Shahs of Sunset (Seasons 1-4)

This docu-series follows a group of Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles who are trying to juggle their active social lives and up-and-coming careers while balancing the demands of their families and traditions.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Seasons 1-6)

The series follows some of the most affluent women in the country as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle that only Beverly Hills can offer – it’s all about big houses, big diamonds and big drama to match.

The Real Housewives of New York City (Seasons 1-7)

Follows an elite and powerful set of New York socialites as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and fast-paced social calendars packed with charity fund-raising galas, the social whirl of The Hamptons and interviews for elite private schools.

Top Chef (Seasons 1-13)

Emmy and James Beard Award-winning hit reality competition series that celebrates the culinary arts with a fascinating window into the competitive, pressurized environment of world-class cookery and the restaurant business at the highest level.