Canadian reality TV fans will be able to indulge in UK sensation Love Island as Hayu has made the third and fourth seasons available this week.
Premiering on ITV in 2015, Love Island places a group of contestants (aka the islanders), in isolation from the outside world (like Big Brother) but in a villa in Mallorca, with constant video surveillance. In order to “survive,” each of the islanders must be coupled up – whether it is for love, friendship or money – as the overall winning couple will receive £50,000. Any islander who remains single after the coupling is eliminated and ejected from the island. The series is hosted by Caroline Flack.
The latest season of Love Island boasted Britain’s second biggest millennial TV audience this year, outside of the World Cup. CBS recently commissioned an American version.
NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Hayu, launched in Canada after labour day and offers libraries of popular reality series like the Real Housewives franchise, Vanderpump Rules and Shahs of Sunset. Some shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians are made available the day after linear broadcast (on E!, in this case). Hayu is priced at $5.99 a month following a free trial, with subscribers being able to watch on hayu.com or via apps on iOS, Android and Apple TV.
Check out Love Island here.