AXN Movies

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AXN Movies
AXN Movies on Black Background.jpg
AXN Movies logo
Launched November 23, 2011
Owned by Hollywood Suite (53.34%)
AXN Investments Inc. (20% direct, 26.66% indirect)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Formerly called Hollywood Storm (2011-2012)
Sister channel(s) MGM Channel
Sony Movie Channel
WarnerFilms
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1272
Shaw Direct Channel 159 / 659
Cable
Access Communications Channel 528
Cogeco Channel 872
EastLink Channel 687
Rogers Cable Channel 489
Shaw Cable Channel 289
Westman Communications Channel 468
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 595
Bell Fibe TV Channel 1317
MTS Channel 469
Optik TV Channel 698
SaskTel Channel 482

AXN Movies is a Canadian English language category B specialty channel owned by Hollywood Suite and AXN Investments that broadcasts completely in high definition. The channel broadcasts films from the Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures libraries that focus on action and adventure themes.

Films are broadcast in their entirety, uncut, and commercial free, with the only commercial messages airing between films.[1]

History[edit]

Logo used as Hollywood Storm from November 23, 2011 to November 3, 2012.

On July 2, 2010, Jay Switzer (co-founder of Hollywood Suite), was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a specialty television channel called Adventure, described as "a national, English‑language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to the entire genre of action and adventure, including selections from crime fiction, epic and heroic drama."[2]

While initially set to launch on November 14, 2011, after several short delays, the channel launched on November 23, 2011 as Hollywood Storm exclusively in HD along with three other HD channels.[3]

On May 31, 2012, Hollywood Suite announced it had reached a partnership with Sony Pictures Television to re-launch two of its channels under Sony brands, with Hollywood Storm utilizing Sony's AXN brand by becoming AXN Movies, which will see the channel focus primarily on action films from the Sony Pictures library.[4] The rebrand occurred on September 4, 2012.[5] At the time of the rebrand, AXN Investments took a 46.66% ownership in the channel.

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