Animax Spain

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Animax Spain
Launched October 2007 (programming block)
April 12, 2008 (channel)
Closed December 31, 2013
Network Animax
Owned by Sony Corporation
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Spain
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Sister channel(s) AXN
Digital + Channel 39
R (cable operator) Channel 41
Movistar TV Channel 26

Animax Spain was a Spanish version of anime channel Animax. It was owned by Sony. It was launched in Spain as a programming block on AXN Spain in October 2007. The channel finally launched on April 12,2008.[1][2] Animax began as a programming block in Spain and Portugal in the channel AXN. It broadcast InuYasha, Outlaw Star, Trigun, Orphen, Excel Saga and Samurai Champloo and later broadcast Corrector Yui, The Law of Ueki, Detective Conan, Lupin III and Kochikame at weekends from 13:00 to 16:00, which began broadcasting in Portugal and Spain since October 2007 until September 2008. The channel was subsequently fully launched on April 12, 2008 on the Movistar TV and Canal+ platforms in Spain and Meo and Clix in Portugal. Among the series broadcast across Animax's networks in Spain and Portugal were Nana, Black Lagoon, Love Hina, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Chobits, Devil May Cry. Sony Corporation announced on December 4, 2013, that the channel would cease transmission at the end of the month. The channel's programming would move to different channels in the next few weeks; by Animax's last week, it would air just a repeated loop of 2 shows, KochiKame and Yakitate!! Japan. The channel shut down for good at 11:59 PM on December 31, 2013; "Yakitate!! Japan" was the last show aired. After 3 bumpers aired between a goodbye message, it was replaced with a slide signifying the channel's shutdown.[3]


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  1. ^ "Sony's Animax Expands to Spain". Anime News Network. 2008-04-05. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Spanish debut for Animax". Broadband TV News. April 4, 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Animax España cierra el 31 de diciembre sus emisiones Archived December 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.

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