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Launched May 22, 1997
Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dish Network Mexico Channel 213
Movistar+ (Spain) Channel 14
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 120
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 35
Cyfra+ (Poland) Channel 49
N (Poland) Channel 30
Boom TV (Romania) Channel
Digi TV (Romania, Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia) Channel
Dolce (Romania) Channel 157
Focus Sat (Romania) Channel
Max TV (Romania) Channel
UPC Direct (Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia) Channel
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 216
SKY México (Mexico and Central America) Channel 213; 1213 (HD)
ZON TVCabo (Portugal) Channel 60
Meo Sat (Portugal) Channel 61
Channel 48
TotalTV (Croatia) Channel 14
TATA Sky (India) Channel 205 (SD) Channel 206 (HD)
Bulsatcom (Bulgaria) Channel 26
channel 252
R (Spain) Channel 22
ZON TVCabo (Portugal) Channel 60
SBB (Serbia) Channel 265
RCS&RDS (Romania) Channel 18
VTR (Chile) Channel 38
Cabovisão (Portugal) Channel 30
UPC Romania Channel 103 (digital with DVR)
Channel 93 (digital)
SBB (Serbia) Channel 265
NET (Brazil) Channel 34
UPC Poland Channel 475
UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones Channel 54
Cablevisión (Argentina) Channel 40
Telmex (Colombia) Channel 47
CableOnda (Panama) Channel 35
+Tv Digital (Panama) Channel 401
Crnogorski Telekom (ExtraTV) (Montenegro) Channel 34
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 511
Vodafone Casa TV (Portugal) Channel 60
Meo (Portugal) Channel 61
Open IPTV (Serbia) Channel 613
UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones (Colombia) Channel 54
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 72
MaxTV (Macedonia) Channel 506
m:tel IPTV (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Channel 302
Streaming media
i-TV (Romania) Channel
Meo (Portugal) Channel 61

AXN (short for AXioN) is a pay television, cable and satellite television channel owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was first launched on May 22, 1997. The network is now spread across several parts of the world, including Europe, Japan, other parts of Asia and Latin America. Funded through advertising and subscription fees, AXN delivers 24 hours a day of action TV series, movies, animations and adventure-reality and lifestyle sports programmes. In the United States, AXN was used as a brand name for the streaming of Sony's television library on streaming service Joost before it shut down in 2012.


There are various local versions of the channel, as listed below:

As part of a brand licensing agreement with Sony, Canadian broadcaster Hollywood Suite launched an AXN-branded movie network in 2012 known as AXN Movies, a re-branding of its network Hollywood Storm..[1] The channel was discontinued on November 3, 2015, as part of the re-formatting of Hollywood Suite's channels to use decade-based formats.[2]

Series and shows[edit]

The series and shows aired by AXN differ in each version of the channel since some series aired by AXN in one market may be in other channel's hands in another country. In some cases, U.S. shows that are broadcast by local networks will be broadcast with dubbed (American Portuguese, German, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovak, American and European Spanish, Japanese and Russian) or subtitled ( Croatian, Macedonian, European Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Malay, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Indonesian, Mongol, Nepalese, Urdu, Sinhalese, Korean, Taiwanese, Thai, Khmer, Laotian, Vietnamese, Dzongkha, Ukrainian, Dhivehi and Kazakh) in the same market. There are some examples of series aired by AXN:

2007 AXN India ban[edit]

In January 2007, AXN India was given a two-month ban by the Indian government for airing the programme 'World's Sexiest Commercials', the reason being the show was "against good taste or decency" and "likely to affect public morality".[3][4] The ban was lifted two weeks early on February 28, 2007, after AXN submitted an apology.[5]

On April 25, 2007, AXN and nine other cable and satellite channels were banned in Bangladesh by the interim government, which claimed that the channels' operations were contrary to the Cable TV Network Operation Act 2006. The ban on AXN and a number of other channels was lifted on May 27, 2007.[6]


  1. ^ "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  3. ^ AXN banned for 'indecent' programme. Retrieved on January 18, 2007.
  4. ^ Ad show axe on AXN. Retrieved on January 18, 2007.
  5. ^ Govt lifts ban on AXN. Retrieved on February 28, 2007
  6. ^ "Govt makes U-turn to allow 38 foreign TV channels". The Daily Star. 

External links[edit]

Direct link to local AXN versions :

North America
South America