Foxtel closing SoHo, adds new Binge channel.
Key titles moving to Showcase as a new channel targets younger viewers with full season marathons.
Foxtel is closing its SoHo channel, moving premium titles to Showcase, and launching a new Binge channel in its place.
The Binge channel, launching on (Updated: October 5), joins BoxSets by offering curated seasons aimed at the 18-49 and 25-54 market including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Empire, Girls, Californication, Veep and Grimm. For subscribers without an internet connected device to Foxtel Anytime, the channels offer full season alternatives.
Moving to Showcase, which is also in the Drama package, are Wentworth, A Place to Call Home, Outlander, The Americans, Nashville, Shameless and Bates Motel. Other content will move to FOX8, Arena and TV H!TS.
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “This move enables us to further strengthen showcase, making it the premium, premiere super channel on the Foxtel platform. showcase is the home of HBO in Australia and world renown series such as Game of Thrones, Veep, The Night of, The Leftovers and Girls will now be joined by hit programs including Outlander and Aussie favourites Wentworth and A Place to Call Home.
“At Foxtel we strive to provide our customers with viewing options that suit them. Since the launch of BoxSets in 2014, the service has been embraced by audiences across the country. As more and more people adopt on demand viewing the addition of Binge will give our subscribers even more choice of quality must-watch content.”
SoHo launched in 2012 after a rebranding of the former W channel.