New channels live on Foxtel

From today Subscription TV has two new channels, plus one that has been refreshed.

2013-12-31_1927From today Subscription TV has two new channels, plus one familiar channel that has been refreshed.

TVH!TS and Syfy premiere today while Universal Channel has been given a makeover.

TVH!TS on Channel 101 plays classic television  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, That ’70s Show, Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.

Syfy on Channel 125 has UK science fiction comedy drama series Misfits to Australia as it airs the fifth season of Misfits tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Haven‘s fourth season (pictured) launches next week at 8:3pm on Tuesday 7th January. Defiance and Warehouse 13 will also screen premiere seasons plus Australian paranormal series Haunting: Australia, while Stargate SG-1, Torchwood, Primeval, Doctor Who, Sanctuary, Ghost Hunters International, Orphan Black and Eureka are also coming. Syfy also has its original movies such as Sharknado, Robocroc, Mega Piranha and Sharktopus. The channel is also available in HD.

NBCUniversal’s Universal Channel on Channel 116 has a new logo, on-air packaging and the tagline “100% Characters.” Amongst its new “character-driven entertainment” is The Michael J. Fox Show, The Night Shift, Perception (Season Two) and the US version of Rake starring Greg Kinnear. It will also include classic titles including Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, 30 Rock, Rookie Blue, Covert Affairs and Suits.

TVH!TS and Syfy replace TV1 and SF channels respectively.

14 Responses

  1. Apart from the lack of any Star Trek series on SyFy not much has changed but I have noticed the add breaks some suddenly and have no channel logo like the have on most Foxtel and FTA channels. Makes for a messy and sudden break to and from add breaks. Hope this changes soon.

  2. The movie channels have been given a slight tweak as well. New logos and new names.

    Foxtel Movies Premiere = Premiere Movies
    Foxtel Movies Family = Family Movies
    Foxtel Movies Action/Adventure = Action Movies
    Foxtel Movies Comedy = Comedy Movies
    Foxtel Movies Drama/Romance = Romance Movies
    Foxtel Movies Thriller Crime = Thriller Movies
    Foxtel Movies Masterpiece = Masterpiece Movies

  3. I’m pretty sure TVH!TS will quickly become known as, well, a slight rearranging of those letters.

    Reminds me of a similar channel that used to air on SKY NZ many years ago. It was called Orange, but was mostly known as “Ancient Orange”.

  4. Some better treatment of USA network dramas would be good, but it will probably just old seasons as Seven has most of them.

    Seven dumped Royal Pains from 72 on Friday nights and could be bothered to even burn it off over Summer. They appear to have forgotten about Covert Affairs this year and it could be 9 months again before we get to see the second block of S3.

    Ten weren’t much better when they had the rights to them. At least they have shown the final season of In Plain Sight with S4.

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