|Picture format||16:9 SDTV/HDTV|
|Owner||Sony Pictures Television|
|Launched||September 1997 (1997-09)|
AXN is a pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television, which was first launched in September 1997 in Asia. 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:
- AXN Adria - Available in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
- AXN Asia - Available in Brunei, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam
- AXN Black - Available in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- AXN Brazil - Available in Brazil.
- AXN White - Available in Spain, Andorra, Equatorial Guinea, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia. Formerly AXN Crime.
- AXN Europe - Available in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
- Sony AXN - Available in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
- AXN Hungary - Available in Hungary
- AXN Middle East - Available in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan, Qatar, Syria and Yemen
- AXN Japan - Available in Japan
- AXN Korea - Available in South Korea
- AXN Latin America - Available in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Jamaica and Dominican Republic.
- AXN Portugal - Available in Portugal
- AXN Movies - Available in Portugal
- AXN Spin - Available in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Romania, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
- AXN Mystery - Available in Japan
- AXN Now - VOD service
- AXN Pacific - Available in Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu
- AXN Beyond - Broadcast in Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. The channel was replaced with BeTV on 2 April 2012
- AXN Crime - Was available in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- AXN Black Hungary - Broadcast in Hungary
- AXN Italy - Broadcast in Italy.
- AXN Netherlands - Broadcast in Netherlands from 2012 to 2020.
- AXN Israel - Broadcast in Israel. (closed January 14, 2009)
- AXN White Hungary - Broadcast in Hungary.
- AXN Sci Fi - Broadcast in Italy, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia
- AXN India - broadcast in India
- AXN Black Portugal - Broadcast in Portugal
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. The channel was discontinued on November 3, 2015, as part of the re-formatting of Hollywood Suite's channels to use decade-based formats.
- Flagg, Michael (September 27, 2000). "Singapore's AXN Cable Channel Brings Action to Stagnant Market". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
- "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Cartt.ca. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- "Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels". Cartt.ca. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
- Official hub site, with links to the local versions
- AXN White hub site, with links to the local versions
- AXN Black hub site, with links to the local versions
- AXN Spin hub site, with links to the local versions
- Sony Entertainment Television hub site, with links to the local versions
- SET Asia
- Sony Television Asia