Animax Eastern Europe

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Animax Eastern Europe (previously known as A+)
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Animax Eastern Europe
Launched 11 April 2007
Closed 31 March 2014
Network Animax
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Picture format 576i/Analog, PAL
Slogan Animax. A másik éned. (Animax. Your other self.)
Country Japan
Broadcast area Hungary
Romania
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Headquarters 1117 Budapest, Irinyi József u. 4–20, Hungary
Replaced A+
Replaced by C8
Website

Official website (Hungarian)

Official website (Romanian)
Availability
Cable
UPC Romania Channel 501 (digital with DVR)
Channel 121 (digital)

Animax Eastern Europe (Japanese: アニマックス中央ヨーロッパ Animakkusu chūō yōroppa, Hungarian: Animax Közép-Európa) was a Japanese anime television network Animax's networks in Eastern Europe, including Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and soon in Poland. It replaced the A+ network in these countries except Poland on April 11, 2007. This was Animax's first major expansion to Europe.[1][2][3] Its current programs are available either dubbed in the local languages of each country, or in Japanese audio with local subtitles.The dubs that air on the channel in Hungarian and Czech are mostly dubbed by SDI Media Czech Republic and Hungary.

The channel was closed on 31 March 2014, and it was replaced by the Chellomedia channel C8. C8 started broadcasting in Hungary on 1st April 2014, and in Romania on 5th May 2014.

History[edit]

Anime+, December 4, 2004, in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia either via cable or TV .

In 2008 Animax Eastern Europe is reported to launched the channel in Poland and will distributed in the country by HBO Poland (Co-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment) and run by Animax Eastern Europe but due to delay in deal with the local cable providers and DTH providers, the launch of the channel is delayed to 2nd half of 2009,[4] and now to at least 2014.

Animax CE is the first 24-hour anime television network launched in the region. It was announced on April on the Official Japanese Website of 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist about the show's expansion in 23 European countries were Animax Eastern Europe will broadcast the New Fullmetal Alchemist 2009 series under the international title, "Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood" in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland starting this June/July, however local schedules are yet to released.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony drives Animax across Europe". Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Animax Heads to Europe". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Sony lines up Animax mobile offering". Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Information about polish launch of Animax". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood expansion in 23 European countries". Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-05.