Three months after Nine launched its third multi channel 9Life, Seven will launch 7Flix on February 28 – a channel essentially dedicated to both big shows and movies both for adults and kids.The ad for the channel debuted during Seven’s airing of “Molly” on Sunday Feb 7 the first night of the official 2016 ratings year.
Clips in the ad included Shonda Rhines hits including Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal as well as other shows like The Amazing Race, Seinfeld, The Mindy Project and more while movies featured included Pretty Woman as well as kids’ Disney faves like Monstor Inc, Frozen and Planes.
Thankfully, Seven have not have not followed Nine with a Lifestyle based channel (or even food like SBS Food Network) and gone for something quite different for free to air TV.
Movies generally do well for multi channels as we have seen on GO! especially, so the new channel from Seven could do quite well.
At this stage the new channel is most likely only to air in the five main capital city markets only – whether it airs on PRIME at the same time is not known, just like 9Life is yet to air outside of the main five city markets. It is unlikely to air on via Foxtel satellite as is the case for 9Life and 9Gem.
No mention so far of when – or even if – a Seven main channel HD channel will launch at the same time or soon after.
Tonight on channel 76, after teasing us since New Years’ Eve with “New Channel coming soon” shows the 7Flix coming Feb 28.
7Flix launches on free to air channel 76 on February 28, 2016.