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Launched May 22, 1997
Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 701
Digital+ (Spain) Channel 22
SKY Italia (Italy) Channel 120
Tata Sky (India) Channel 207
Dish TV (India) Channel 455
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 7
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 28
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 42
Astro (Indonesia) Channel 45
Telkom Vision (Indonesia) Channel 122
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 35
Cyfra+ (Poland) Channel 49
N (Poland) Channel 26
Boom TV (Romania) Channel
Digi TV (Romania, Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia) Channel
Dolce (Romania) Channel
Focus Sat (Romania) Channel
Max TV (Romania) Channel
UPC Direct (Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia) Channel
SKY PerfecTV! (Japan) Channel 725
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 216
Dream Satellite TV (Philippines) Channel 17
Skylife (South Korea) Channel 333
TVB Pay Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 22
Sky Latin America (Mexico and Central America) Channel 213
ZON TVCabo (Portugal) Channel 60
meo sat (Portugal) Channel 60
Channel 48
Total tv (Croatia) Channel 14
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 19
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 51
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 49
LBN Cable (Sri Lanka) Channel N/A
PTCL (Pakistan) Channel 39
J:COM (Japan) Channel 252 (Digital) / Depend on Area (Analog)
ZON TVCabo (Portugal) Channel 60
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 28
RCS&RDS (Romania) Channel 18
VTR (Chile) Channel 38
Cable TV systems in Taiwan Channel 67
Cabovisão (Portugal) Channel 30
UPC Romania Channel 103 (digital with DVR)
Channel 93 (digital)
UCS (Bangladesh) Channel 34
SBB (Serbia) Channel S14
Internet television
4th MEDIA (Japan) Channel 441
i-TV (Romania) Channel
NOW TV (Hong Kong) Channel 512
HKBN bbtv (Hong Kong) Channel 304
meo (Portugal) Channel 60

AXN 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 regions in the world, including Japan, Europe, other parts of Asia and Latin America. Funded through advertising, AXN delivers 24 hours a day of action TV series, movies, animations and adventure-reality and lifestyle sports programmes. In the United States, AXN is used as a brand name for the streaming of Sony's television library on streaming service Joost.



There are several local versions of this channel as listed below:

  • AXN Brazil - Available in Brazil
  • AXN Israel - Not available in Israel since the 4th of January 2009.

Series and shows

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 dubbed by local networks will be broadcast in English with subtitles in the same market. There are some examples of series aired by AXN:


In January 2007, AXN India was given a two month ban from the Indian government for airing the programme 'World's Sexiest Commercials', with the reasons of the show being "against good taste or decency" and "likely to affect public morality" .[1][2] This ban was lifted two weeks early on February 28, 2007 after AXN submitted an apology.[3]

On April 25, 2007, AXN and nine other cable and satellite channels were banned in Bangladesh by the interim-government, by what it claimed were 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 later lifted on May 27, 2007 [4]

High definition

SPE Networks and MEASAT Satellite Systems agreed to distribute the high definition version of AXN across Asia Pacific[5]. On April 6, 2009, AXN began simulcasting in High Definition in Portugal. It's available on ZON TVCabo, meo, Cabovisão, Vodafone Casa TV and Clix.[6]


External links

Direct link to local AXN versions :


North America:

South America:



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