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AXN logo (2015).svg
Picture format16:9 SDTV HDTV
OwnerSony Pictures Television
LaunchedJune 22, 1997[citation needed]

AXN is a pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television, which was first launched on June 22, 1997. Local versions have since been launched in several parts of the world, including Europe, Japan, Asia, and Latin America. Funded through advertising and subscription fees, AXN primarily airs action genre and reality programming.


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

Operating channels[edit]

Discontinued channels[edit]

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]


  1. ^ "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels". Retrieved September 12, 2015.

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