Launched May 22, 1997
Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dish Network Mexico Channel 213
Digital+ (Spain) Channel 22
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 120
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 35
Cyfra+ (Poland) Channel 49
N (Poland) Channel 22
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
ZON TVCabo (Portugal) Channel 60
Meo Sat (Portugal) Channel 61
Channel 48
TotalTV (Croatia) Channel 14
TATA Sky (India) Channel 207
OTE TV Sat Channel 209
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
UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones Channel 54
Vodafone Casa TV (Portugal) Channel 60
Meo (Portugal) Channel 61
Open IPTV (Serbia) Channel 613
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 512
UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones (Colombia) Channel 54
Internet television
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 regions in the world, including Japan, Europe, 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 is used as a brand name for the streaming of Sony's television library on streaming service Joost.


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[edit] ChannelsEdit

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

[edit] Series and showsEdit

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 broadcasted by local networks will be broadcast with dubbed (Portuguese (Brazil), German, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish, Japanese, English and Russian) or subtitled (Spanish (Latin America), Croatian, Macedonian, 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:

[edit] ControversyEdit

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]

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