Foxtel has a new channel set to launch on 1 October, featuring complete seasons of TV shows designed for binge watching like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Empire, Girls, Californication, Veep and Grimm. The channel is called, rather aptly, Binge.
The move follows Foxtel's 2014 launch of its first linear BoxSets channel. The idea is for Binge to work together with Foxtel's on demand service Anytime, so you can watch collections and selected series from creators including HBO and 21st Century Fox.
The difference from Anytime is that both Binge and the BoxSets channels provide subscribers without an internet connection. Binge will offer previously aired content as "a completely new curated and programmed channel," Foxtel says.
The new channel will replace SoHo, with the majority of content moving over to Showcase, making it what Foxtel calls a "Super Channel" hosting "premium drama".
SoHo's programming, including Australian drama series Wentworth and A Place to Call Home, and US series Outlander, The Americans, Nashville, Shameless and Bates Motel, will be seen on Showcase moving forward, alongside Game of Thrones, Veep, The Night of, The Leftovers and Girls.
If you don't have an connected iQ box, Foxtel's Binge and BoxSets will feature continuous broadcast of series that can be recorded on the Foxtel iQ and played back at a time that suits you. Showcase, BoxSets and Binge will form part of the Foxtel drama pack for cable and satellite customers.