Foxtel’s new premium drama channel, Soho, will launch on Monday August 20 at 8.30pm EST. Soho replaces the W channel and will be available to all Foxtel subscribers on the basic Get Started package.
Soho will launch with the hotly contested Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom, that launched on HBO as the third most watched premiereto date and has already been renewed for a second season. It will also air the much anticipated “Prisoner” re-boot series, “Wentworth” in 2013.
Soho, named after the trendy districts in both London and New York, will feature exclusive and premiere series and weekends will feature “Box Set” blocks, running entire seasons of celebrated shows.
Damages, The Glades and Boss will also air with some programs that air on the current W channel moving. The View will move to Arena at 11am, following Ellen.
Soho will take over channel 115.