Animax (Eastern Europe)

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Launched11 April 2007
Closed31 March 2014
Owned bySony Pictures Television
Picture format576i (SDTV - Analog, PAL)
SloganAnimax. A másik éned. (Animax. Your other self.)
Broadcast areaHungary (defunct)
Romania (defunct)
Czech Republic
Headquarters1117 Budapest, Irinyi József u. 4–20, Hungary
Formerly calledA+
Replaced byC8 (Hungary and Romania)
Sister channel(s)Minimax
WebsiteOfficial website (in Hungarian)
Official website (in Romanian)

Animax (formerly A+) was a thematic television channel which broadcast Japanese animated television series and films to Eastern European countries, including Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. It replaced the A+ Anime network in these countries except Poland on 11 April 2007. This was Animax's first major expansion to Europe.[1][2][3] The channel broadcast its programmes either dubbed in the local language of each country, or in Japanese audio with local subtitles.

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


Animax Eastern Europe replaced A+ Anime in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In 2008, it was announced that the channel was to be launched Poland and to distribute in the country by HBO Poland (Co-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment) and run by Animax Eastern Europe.[4]

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  1. ^ "Sony drives Animax across Europe". Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Animax Heads to Europe". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Sony lines up Animax mobile offering". Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Information about polish launch of Animax". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17.