Seinfeld switching to TVH!TS

seinfeld-castFoxtel has confirmed key titles for TVH!TS channel, which will replace TV1 from Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

It includes current TV1 titles including Seinfeld, The Nanny, NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law & Order, Everybody Loves Raymond plus The Mentalist, Friends, How I Met your Mother, and That ’70s Show.

The programming follows titles acquisitions from Sony Pictures Television and previously announced library deals with Hollywood distributors CBS, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Carsey Werner and NBCUniversal.

Under the Sony Pictures Television deal, Foxtel has also secured rights to Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, set to air on TVH!TS’ sister channel 111 in January.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “TVH!TS will be the new destination for many of the favourite shows Foxtel subscribers know and love.

“In addition to producing bold new Australian programming and express delivering the latest international first-run shows, Foxtel provides the must-watch series that are true television hits. Celebrating all-time great shows such as Seinfeld, Friends, the CSI franchise and Everybody Loves Raymond – that’s what TVH!TS is all about.”

TVHI!TS replaces TV1 in Foxtel’s Essentials package available to all subscribers and will be found on Foxtel channel 101 with TVH!TS+2 on channel 151.

But the launch spells the end for TV1 and SF (formerly Sci-Fi) in Australia.

Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent will be on the refreshed Universal channel from January.

10 Comments:

  1. @Allistair

    Sure some of the shows appear on FTA but most of the older shows such as Bewitched and Dad’s Army had large chunks of the episodes sliced out. It was not at all unusual for there to be only 20 minutes of a 25 minute Bewitched episode go to air and it got so bad with Dad’s Army on 7TWO that episodes no longer made sense with characters making references to events that occurred in the excised parts.

    If one likes to watch those older shows, FTA isn’t the place to do it.

  2. All these shows mentioned are available on free to air tv and aLot of other shows of the same era which pay tv dosent have rights to. Why are people paying for them when they are available for free and on free tv you actually get to watch every single episode from every season the show aired, as opposed to pay tv which re runs the same episodes from the same season every single year .

  3. TVH!TS will also be coming to Fetch TV too (as well as MTV Classic staying – that’s leaving Foxtel). Will definitely be one of my favourite pay tv channels.

  4. It’s hard to imagine that people pay hard earned money for this…. Particularly as the free to air multi channels carry a good deal of the same programming, should 20-40 year old repeats be your thing.

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