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NBCU’s hayu to launch on NOW TV

Part of a renewed deal between Sky and NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal’s reality-TV streaming service hayu will launch on Sky’s NOW TV in 2018.

The move is part of a new long-term deal which will make NBCU content available to Sky customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.

The renewed deal keeps Universal Channel, Syfy, Movies 24 and E! Entertainment on Sky for UK and Ireland viewers and also includes plans to launch both Syfy and hayu on NOW TV in 2018.

In Germany and Austria, Sky viewers will have access to Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment and 13th STREET. Syfy will launch on Sky Ticket in 2019.

Belinda Menendez, president, NBCUniversal international distribution and networks said: “NBCUniversal International’s latest agreements with Sky, covering the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, kick off the next exciting phase of our highly valued relationship.

“We are delighted that Sky’s customers can continue to anticipate premieres of NBCU’s top-quality feature film slate – including via EST and TVoD – as well as having access to our suite of compelling channel brands, through our multi-year renewed relationship. In the UK, we are also pleased to soon be bringing both hayu, our all-reality service, and Syfy to NOW TV customers.”