Infobox TV channel
name = AXN
logofile = AXN-logo.svg
logosize = 200px
launch = September 21, 1997
owner = Sony Pictures Entertainment
web =
terr serv 1=
terr chan 1=
terr serv 2=
terr chan 2=
sat serv 1=Astro (Malaysia)
sat chan 1=Channel 701
sat serv 2=Digital+ (Spain)
sat chan 2=Channel 22
sat serv 3=SKY Italia (Italy)
sat chan 3=Channel 134
sat serv 4=Tata Sky (India)
sat chan 4=Channel 207
sat serv 5=Dish TV (India)
sat chan 5=Channel 455
sat serv 6=Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)
sat chan 6=Channel 7
sat serv 7=TrueVisions (Thailand)
sat chan 7=Channel 28
sat serv 8=Indovision (Indonesia)
sat chan 8=Channel 42| sat serv 9=Astro (Indonesia)
sat chan 9=Channel 45| sat serv 10=Telkom Vision (Indonesia)
sat chan 10=Channel ??
sat serv 11=Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)
sat chan 11=Channel 25| sat serv 12=Cyfra+ (Poland)
sat chan 12=Channel 49| sat serv 13=N (Poland)
sat chan 13=Channel 26| sat serv 14=Boom TV (Romania)
sat chan 14=Channel | sat serv 15=Digi TV (Romania, Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia)
sat chan 15=Channel
sat serv 16=Dolce (Romania)
sat chan 16=Channel | sat serv 17=Focus Sat (Romania)
sat chan 17=Channel | sat serv 18=Max TV (Romania)
sat chan 18=Channel | sat serv 19=UPC Direct (Hungary, Czech R, Slovakia)
sat chan 19=Channel | sat serv 20=SKY PerfecTV! (Japan)
sat chan 20=Channel 725
sat serv 21=DirecTV (Chile)
sat chan 21=Channel 216
sat serv 22=Dream Satellite TV (Philippines)
sat chan 22=Channel 17
sat serv 23=Skylife (South Korea)
sat chan 23=Channel 333
cable serv 1=StarHub CableTV (Singapore)
cable chan 1=Channel 19
cable serv 2=First Media (Indonesia)
cable chan 2=Channel 51
cable serv 3=SkyCable (Philippines)
cable chan 3=Channel 49
cable serv 4=LBN Cable (Sri Lanka)
cable chan 4=Channel N/A
cable serv 5=UCS (Bangladesh)| cable chan 5=Channel 34| cable serv 6= (Japan)
cable chan 6=Channel 252 (Digital) / Depend on Area (Analog)
cable serv 7=TV Cabo (Portugal)
cable chan 7=Channel 60
cable serv 8=MEO (Portugal)
cable chan 8=Channel 60
cable serv 9=TrueVisions (Thailand)
cable chan 9=Channel 28
cable serv 10=RCS&RDS (Romania)
cable chan 10=Channel 18
cable serv 11=VTR (Chile)
cable chan 11=Channel 38
cable serv 12=Cable TV systems in Taiwan
cable chan 12=Channel 67
cable serv 13=HOT (Israel)
cable chan 13=Channel 6 (Digital) / Channel 40 (Analog)
online chan 1=Channel 441
online serv 1=4th MEDIA (Japan)
online chan 2=Channel
online serv 2=i-TV (Romania)
online chan 3=Channel 512
online serv 3=NOW TV (Hong Kong)
online chan 4=Channel 304
online serv 4=HKBN bbtv (Hong Kong)

AXN is a pay-TV, cable and satellite TV channel owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was first launched on September 21, 1998. 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 U.S., 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 Japan - Available in Japan as part of the SKY PerfecTV! platform.

*AXN Asia - Available in Brunei, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam
**AXN Beyond - Available in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore, and soon in the rest of Asia.

*AXN Brazil - Available in Brazil

*AXN Europe - Available in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
**AXN Crime - Available in Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
**AXN Sci-Fi - Available in Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine & Kazakhstan.

*AXN India - Available in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan.

*AXN Israel - Available in Israel and due to go off the air in November 2008.

*AXN Latin America - Available in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Caribbean, Ecuador, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia and Dominican Republic.

eries 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:

*Asia: "The 4400", "Andromeda", "House", "Lost", ', ', "", "Alias", "Las Vegas", "Supernatural", "The Amazing Race (U.S. and Asian versions)", "Kidnapped", "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!", "Fear Factor", "Numb3rs", "The Shield", "Nip/Tuck",Damages,

*Brazil: "Lost, , , , The Shield, The Amazing Race, , Las Vegas, The Dead Zone, Criminal Minds, Kidnapped, Alias, Hack, Kingdom Hospital, The Collector, NCIS, Jericho, Dirty Sexy Money

*Central Europe: "18 Wheels of Justice, Alias, Andromeda,Battlestar Galactica ,BeastMaster, Charlie Jade, Criminal Minds, , The Dead Zone, House MD, The District, The Guardian, , In Justice, Jericho, Lost, Michael Hayes, Mutant X, Regenesis, Sheena, The Shield, Sliders, The Amazing Race, "

*India: "24, Alias, Andromeda, , , , Damages, House, Las Vegas, Nip/Tuck, "Numb3rs", "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!", Supernatural, The Shield, The Amazing Race"

*Europe: "Andromeda, The Collector, Fastlane, , , , Kidnapped, MacGyver, Michael Hayes, Mutant X, New York Undercover, Nash Bridges,, Odyssey 5, Police Rescue, Quantum Leap, Relic Hunter, Criminal Minds, Sliders, Third Watch", The Shield".

*Italy: "Afterworld", "Andromeda", "Bllod Ties", "Damages", "Fear Factor", ', "MacGyver", "Man's Work", ', "Most Shocking", "Murder", "Mutant X", "Odyssey 5", "Quantum Leap - Viaggio nel tempo", "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", "Sleeper Cell", "Starsky & Hutch", "The Collector", "The Shield", "Third Watch - Squadra Emergenza", "Ultimate Force", "Wire in the Blood", "World's Most Amazing Videos (also called "Video Danger")"

*Japan: "Alias, The Amazing Race, Andromeda, Charlie's Angels, Charmed, , , Dark Angel, The Dead Zone, The Fugitive (Original), The Greatest American Hero, Hart to Hart, Invasion, Lost, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Mutant X, Nash Bridges, Nikita, Odyssey 5, The Outer Limits (New), The Shield, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, , The Twilight Zone (Original), V.I.P.

*Latin America: "Alias, Jericho, Criminal Minds, , , The Dead Zone, Las Vegas, Lost, The Shield, , Law and Order Criminal Intent, The Amazing Race, Kidnapped, Runaway, Dirty Sexy Money, Damages, "

*Spain: " Case Closed, Corrector Yui, Criminal Minds, , , , ER, [ Die Cleveren] , Hospital Central, InuYasha, JAG, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo, Lupin III, NCIS, [ Notruf Hafenkante] , Pacific Blue, Reaper, Resistiré, Stargate SG-1, The Law of Ueki, The West Wing, Without a Trace"

*Portugal: "Charmed, Chuck, , , , [ Die Cleveren] , ER, Hospital Central, JAG, Jericho, Medium, NCIS, Pacific Blue, Reaper, Stargate SG-1, The West Wing, Without a Trace, Gossip Girl, Damages, Waking the Dead, In Plain Sight"

*Israel: "Alias, Sliders, Smallville, Eureka, The Shield, Kidnapped, , Stargate SG-1, Bullrun, Fear Factor, Dr. Who, World's Wackiest Sports, Survivor, Totally Outrageous Behaviour, Without a Trace, Armed and Famous, Renegade, Viper, Starsky & Hutch, SeaQuest, The Sentinel, Supernatural, Punk'd, Farscape, Most Shocking, Flash Gordon, 7 Days, Moonlight, Pimp My Ride"


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" . [ [ AXN banned for 'indecent' programme] . Retrieved on January 18, 2007.] [ [ Ad show axe on AXN] . Retrieved on January 18, 2007.] This ban was lifted two weeks early on February 28, 2007 after AXN submitted an apology. [ [ Govt lifts ban on AXN] . Retrieved on February 28, 2007]

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 [ [ Govt makes U-turn to allow 38 foreign TV channels] ]


External links

* [ Official hub site, with links to the local versions]
* [ AXN Sci-Fi hub site, with links to the local versions]
* [ AXN Crime hub site, with links to the local versions]
* [ SET Asia]
Direct link to local AXN versions :
* [ AXN Israel]
* [ AXN Japan]
*Flagicon|GermanyFlagicon|Switzerland [ AXN Austria / Germany / Switzerland]
* [ AXN Bulgaria]
* [ AXN Czech Republic]
* [ AXN Hungary]
* [ AXN Italy]
* [ AXN Poland]
* [ AXN Portugal]
* [ AXN Romania]
* [ AXN Slovakia]
* [ AXN Spain]

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