hayu content libraries compared: Australia vs UK vs Ireland

Alex Kidman 18 March 2016


hayu’s launch library isn't identical in every country. What are we missing out on?

hayu’s set to launch in Australia on 22 March 2016, having already launched in the UK and Ireland. It promises 127 series and more than 3,000 episodes at launch; you can see the full list and search for your favourites in our constantly-updated roundup.

We’ve often seen in the past that, owing to differing streaming rights in different countries that the available content libraries can vary wildly, as is the case with Netflix for example.

In this respect, hayu’s strong focus on just providing Reality TV staples appears to have paid dividends in terms of providing the same content libraries across its three launch countries.

While the number of available episodes hits over 3,000, that’s divided by a grand total of 127 different series, with 126 of those having available episodes at launch. The one series that hayu will show that it doesn’t have any episodes of at launch is Quit Your Day Job, because no episodes of that show have yet gone to air.

Just prior to its Australian launch, hayu's library was ever so slightly different between Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, with Australia only offering 120 different titles to the UK's 121 and Ireland's 124 shows. That's now balanced out, with no shows unique to any given territory.

That makes a distinct point of difference beyond its Reality TV roots for hayu, as no other competing streaming service offers identical content across territories.

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