W is no more, SoHo has arrived on Channel 115.
Foxtel’s rebranded channel launches today with Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom as its premium content, from 8:30pm tonight. It’s a strong debut episode, if very wordy. But what else would we expect from Sorkin?
On Thursday night Damages begins its fifth and final season.
New Seasons of Boss, Southland, The Listener, Leverage and The Glades are also coming.
The SoHo name is said to convey “the sophisticated and international pulse of Foxtel’s new drama channel, capturing the best of the US and high quality UK programming. The Soho districts of both New York and London are synonymous with contemporary living. So too is this new channel destination.”
Shows that will move with the changes are as follows:
The Young and the Restless moves to Arena at 12.00pm weekdays, from 20th August
Outrageous Fortune moves to Arena at 3pm, from Sunday 9th September
Boston Legal moves to 111Hits at 9.30pm weeknights, from 13th August
Cold Case moves to 111Hits at 6.30pm weekends, from 22nd September
Law and Order moves to 111Hits at 8.30pm weekends, from 22nd September
Jeopardy moves to FOX Classics at 7pm weekdays, from 20th August
The Mentalist moves to Arena at 8.30pm, from 29th November
Without A Trace moves to 111Hits at 4.30pm, from 23rd September
SciFi channel has now also rebranded as SF.