Access to hours of in-flight, binge-worthy reality TV newly available on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment system as Hayu celebrates fifth anniversary in Canada
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hayu – NBCUniversal’s all-reality streaming service is taking flight with Air Canada,––bringing a dedicated Hayu channel to the airline’s leading in-flight entertainment lineup starting immediately.
This first-of-its-kind partnership is launching just as Hayu hits its fifth anniversary in Canada. Hayu will offer a broad selection of top reality content to Air Canada’s passengers through the airline’s exceptional in-flight entertainment product.
“We are very pleased to partner with Hayu as our first, all-reality streaming partner to add popular reality TV series to Air Canada’s award-winning entertainment content. In-flight entertainment is an important part of our customers’ travel journey especially on long-haul flights, and we continually evaluate opportunities to bring even more exclusive and current content that our global customers will love. We look forward to welcoming customers onboard to watch their favourite reality shows or enjoy Air Canada’s unparalleled range of entertainment content,” said Norman Haughton, Director, In-Flight Entertainment Connectivity and Analytics at Air Canada.
All Air Canada aircraft equipped with seatback in-flight entertainment will offer access to hours of binge-worthy reality TV via Hayu, including episodes from its most popular series like Real Housewives of Atlanta, Summer House, Top Chef, Below Deck and more. With over 300 shows available on Hayu, content will be refreshed on an ongoing basis, offering passengers a new selection of reality series to watch while they travel.
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“Having experienced rapid growth since launching in-market five years ago, we know Canadians love their reality TV,” said Hendrik McDermott – MD, EMEA Networks, Hayu & International DTC. “As the only all-reality streaming platform in the country, we’re thrilled to now be partnering with Air Canada to provide fans with even more access to their favourite reality content, whether they’re on the ground or in the air.”
For further information, please visit: www.hayu.ca
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About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OTCQX in the US.
From NBCUniversal, Hayu is the first all-reality subscription video-on-demand streaming service of its kind – offering every episode and every season of a broad selection of reality TV franchises, all in one place. Available in 45 markets including: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK on a full array of devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, connected TVs and selected consoles) at www.Hayu.com.
Hayu offers a world of endless reality TV, with over 300 shows, over 10,000 episodes, to download and watch on the go – all ad-free. The majority of shows stream on the service the same day as the USA, including The Real Housewives, Below Deck, Vanderpump Rules and Million Dollar Listing TV franchises. Discover Hayu’s sub-genres of reality content: Home & Design, Dating, Fashion and True Crime.
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