Foxtel has axed SoHo and launched a brand new channel in its place.
The new channel, Binge, will launch on October 1. The move follows Foxtel’s 2014 launch of its first linear BoxSets channel.
The majority of SoHo content will move to Showcase, with some series moving to FOX8, Arena and TV H!TS.
SoHo’s programming, including Australian drama series Wentworth and A Place to Call Home, and international series Outlander, The Americans, Nashville, Shameless and Bates Motel, will be seen on Showcase from October 1.
Binge will feature a wide range of television drama aimed at the 18-49 and 25-54 market: programs include Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Empire, Girls, Californication, Veep and Grimm.
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said the 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-renowned 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.”