Foxtel to Launch New Channel Called Binge
Good news for entertainment lovers hungry to watch “just one more episode.” Foxtel will launch a brand new channel designed to meet the ever increasing consumer demand for box sets entertainment scheduled around the clock, seven days a week. Binge will launch in October and feature a curated selection of complete seasons of great drama, comedy and entertainment for viewers to indulge in.
The move follows Foxtel’s 2014 launch of its first linear BoxSets channel and is expected to build on that success. Binge, together with Foxtel’s on demand service Anytime, allows customers to watch collections and selected series of some of the world’s greatest drama, including the extensive libraries of HBO, 21st Century Fox and other Hollywood studios.
The channel will launch on October 1, 2016 and will replace SoHo. The majority of SoHo content will move to showcase, with some series moving to FOX8, Arena and TV H!TS. Binge will offer previously aired content as a completely new curated and programmed channel.
Binge will feature a wide range of television drama including encore marathon presentations of programs such as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Empire, Girls, Californication, Veep and Grimm.
For customers without an internet connected iQ box, Foxtel’s Binge and BoxSets will feature continuous broadcast of popular drama series that can be recorded on the Foxtel iQ and played back at a time that suits customers. Foxtel cable and satellite customers can watch Showcase, BoxSets and Binge (available October 1) as part of the Foxtel drama pack.