Foxtel is set to replace the W Channel with a new premium drama channel called SoHo.
Expected to be available on the basic tier the channel’s hottest title is tipped to be the new Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom, along with other library titles from HBO and Showtime including previous seasons of Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, True Blood.
Showcase is expected to retain first run seasons of other Showtime and HBO content.
The Newsroom has been hotly contested for Australia. Originally due to air on Showcase, TEN was also chasing the series. It is now expected to premiere on SoHo.