hayu boosts reality line up with eight new unscripted series


• Reality TV lovers based in Australia will have access to several new titles

NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) has announced that streaming service hayu has acquired several new series that will be available to stream and download first, exclusively in Australia.

Reality TV lovers based in Australia will have access to several new titles first, exclusively via hayu. New titles coming to hayu include:

Below Deck: Down Under – The franchise is setting sail to a new location as the crews say ‘ahoy’ in Australia.

The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls’ Trip – The mash-up of fan favourite The Real Housewives franchise sees multiple women from different shows head to a tropical location for an epic getaway filled with sun, sand and shenanigans. The cast includes: Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga (New Jersey); Luann De Lesseps and Ramona Singer (New York City); and Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey (Atlanta).

Unidentified with Demi Lovato – This new show will see the world-renowned musician, alongside Demi’s best friend Matthew and sister Dallas, try to find out the truth about UFOs.

The Real Housewives of Miami  – The Housewives franchise is heading back down to the Sunshine State. 

The other acquisitions will be confirmed in the coming months.

Additionally (and as part of the same licencing deal), hayu acquired the docu-series Vanderpump Dogs (Season 1) which became available to stream on the service in June. This new series follows the stories behind the sweetest and most outrageous dog adoptions at the renowned pet adoption shop in West Hollywood owned by Vanderpump Rules and Overserved star, businesswoman and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump.

“The acquisition of these original and exclusive titles further cements hayu’s position as the home of reality TV in Australia by adding more well-known talent and brand new titles, including a new series from the hugely popular Below Deck franchise,” said Hendrik McDermott, managing director, hayu. “We are thrilled to be the first home for these titles from NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.” 

Fans of reality TV can now subscribe for $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

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