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AXN is a pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television, which was first launched on June 22, 1997. 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 Portugal, 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, Hungary, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
- AXN Germany - Available in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
- AXN Hungary - Available in Hungary
- AXN Middle East - Available in Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Jordan
- AXN Japan - Available in Japan as part of the SKY PerfecTV! platform
- AXN Korea - Available in South Korea
- AXN Latin America - Available in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Jamaica, Guatemala and Dominican Republic.
- AXN Portugal - Available in Portugal
- AXN Spin - Available in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Romania, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
- AXN Mystery - Available in Japan as part of the SKY PerfecTV! platform
- AXN Now - vod service
- AXN Beyond - Broadcast in Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. On April 2, 2012 this channel is now known as BeTV.
- AXN Crime
- AXN Black Hungary - Broadcast in Hungary
- AXN India - Broadcast in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. (On 30 June 2020, AXN ceased all operations in India for both its SD and HD feeds.)
- AXN Italy - Broadcast in Italy.
- AXN Israel - Broadcast in Israel. (The channel was closed on January 14, 2009.)
- AXN White Hungary - Broadcast in Hungary.
- AXN Sci Fi - Broadcast in Italy.
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.
- "AXN, AXN HD Will Be Taken Offline June 30, Sony Pictures Networks India Reveals". NDTV. June 1, 2020. Archived from the original on June 2, 2020.
- "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Cartt.ca. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 12 September 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