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HeadquartersConstellation Place, Los Angeles,
Picture format16:9 SDTV/HDTV
OwnerSony Pictures Television
LaunchedSeptember 1997 (1997-09)

AXN is a pay television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television, which was first launched in September 1997 in Asia.[1] 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:

Operating channels

Discontinued channels

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.[2] The channel was discontinued on November 3, 2015, as part of the re-formatting of Hollywood Suite's channels to use decade-based formats.[3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels". Retrieved September 12, 2015.