There's An All-Reality TV Show Streaming Service and It's Only P149 a Month
On-demand video streaming services are a dime-a-dozen these days. Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, iFlix, and a few others have completely changed the way many of us watch and enjoy video content.
You can add a new platform to that list. Actually, hayu (pronounced like “hey you”) isn’t really new since it was first launched in 2016. A unit of NBCUniversal, the service’s USP (unique selling proposition) is that it has the reality TV niche cornered.
Fans of shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and its many other iterations), Botched, Top Chef, and many others will get their fill of their favorite shows on hayu.
Reality TV programming has become a popular segment of the TV landscape for years, and hayu says it’s the first to capitalize on this by focusing solely on reality content.
During a call with local media, hayu’s regional chief AJ Jayco said the platform is available in 14 markets worldwide, including United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In Asia, it’s now in the Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong, with more markets on the way.
Jayco declined to mention how many subscribers hayu has in total, but said they are seeing growth since it launched here in the Philippines in 2019.
The service now claims to have over 8,000 episodes of its TV shows, with many “box sets” or complete episodes from every season of the show.
New subscribers can get three months free and it’s only P149 per month afterwards.
Go to the website or download the app on iOS or Android.