AXN (Portuguese TV channel)

AXN is a Portuguese pay television channel. It is the Portuguese version of the AXN network, owned by Sony.[2] It was a Cabovisão exclusive in its beginnings, but now it is available in all operators and platforms. It's one of the most watched channels on pay-TV in Portugal, competing with FOX, SIC Notícias, Canal Panda, Disney Channel and Canal Hollywood.[3]

Sony AXN
Broadcast areaPortugal
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerSony Pictures Television
Sister channelsAXN Movies
AXN White
LaunchedNovember 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)[1]

The channel have two feeds: one for Portugal and Angola, and a second for Mozambique.

Sister channels edit

AXN White edit

AXN White first launched in Portugal on 7 May 2012, replacing Sony Entertainment Television. It focuses on comedy and romantic series and movies.[4]

AXN Movies edit

AXN Movies was launched on 17 February 2020 replacing AXN Black. It is dedicated to movies, in particular movies owned by Sony Pictures.[5] The channel was initially exclusive to Portugal, until 2023 where it was launched in Spain.

The logo used for AXN Movies.

Former channels edit

Sony Entertainment Television edit

Sony Entertainment Television was launched on 12 April 2008 in Portugal.[6] SET was replaced by AXN White on 14 April 2012 at 8 hours, followed by SET Spain replaced by AXN White on 7 May 2012.[7]

Animax edit

A week-end Animax block was added to AXN on 20 October 2007, which ended in September 2008. It was launched as a full channel on 12 April 2008.[8] Dedicated to anime, Animax added live-action shows in 2009. On 9 May 2011, Animax was replaced by AXN Black.[9][10]

AXN Black edit

AXN Black was launched on 9 May, 2011, replacing Animax. The channel mainly aired action and crime movies and series, being primarily male focused, and serving as a contrast with AXN White which has a more female focus. The channel was rebranded as AXN Movies on 17 February 2020, redirecting its focus to only movies, while no longer being restricted by genres.

Shows broadcast by AXN in Portugal edit

Magazines edit

Fiction edit

References edit

  1. ^ Silva, Maggie (2022-11-12). "AXN Portugal comemora 20 anos de grandes histórias". MHD (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-06-07.
  2. ^ "AVISO LEGAL". Portugal AXN. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2023-06-07.
  3. ^ "Audiencias AXN". Telesatelite. 2009-01-19. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2023-06-07.
  4. ^ "AXN White replaces Sony TV in Portugal | News | Rapid TV News". Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  5. ^ "AXN Black passa a ser AXN Movies". filmSPOT (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  6. ^ "Sony takes two to Portugal". C21media. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  7. ^ FormulaTV. "El canal AXN White llega a España con series como 'Smash' y 'GCB' (Golfas, Cursis y Beatas)". FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  8. ^ "Dois canais Sony chegam a Portugal através do Meo". (in European Portuguese). 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  9. ^ "Sony lança novo canal de séries e cinema no mercado português". Meios & Publicidade (in European Portuguese). 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  10. ^ "AXN Black to launch in Portugal". 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2023-07-06.

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