AXN Black
Broadcast areaPoland
Czech Republic
Picture formatAspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 576i (SD)
1080i (HD)
OwnerSony Pictures Television
Sister channelsAXN
AXN White
AXN Spin
LaunchedMay 9, 2011 (Portugal, Angola and Mozambique)
October 1, 2013 (Central Europe)
ReplacedAnimax (Portugal)
AXN Sci Fi (Central Europe)
ClosedOctober 3, 2017 (Hungary)
February 17, 2020 (Portugal, Angola and Mozambique)
Replaced bySony Movie Channel (Hungary)
AXN Movies (Portugal, Angola and Mozambique)

AXN Black is a channel operated by Sony Pictures Television International Networks Europe. Its programming is basically focused on action and crime television series and movies. The channel was first launched in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique on May 9, 2011 and replaced Animax.[1] Central European version was launched on October 1, 2013 in Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Moldova where has replaced AXN Sci Fi.[2]

On October 3, 2017 the channel was replaced by Sony Movie Channel in Hungary.[3] On October 1, 2021, Sony Pictures Television Networks sold its Central European TV portfolio to Antenna Group,[4] and on 24 March 2022, that channel was renamed Viasat Film.[5]

On February 17, 2020 the channel was replaced by AXN Movies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.[6]


Current Programming


Central Europe

Former Programming


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  2. ^ "Sony launching new Black and White channels in Europe". 12 July 2013.
  3. ^ "A Sony két új csatornát indít Magyarországon". 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ János, Kasza (2021-10-01). "Most már biztos a VIASAT3, a VIASAT6, az AXN, a Sony Movie Channel és a Sony Max tulajdonosváltása: az Antenna Group az új tulajdonos (FRISSÍTETT!)". Media1 (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  5. ^ Dániel, Szalay (2022-02-11). "Megerősítették: jön a VIASAT2 és a VIASAT FILM – új műsorvezetővel tér vissza az Észbontók jubileumi évada a VIASAT3 csatornára". Media1 (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  6. ^ "AXN Black passa a ser AXN Movies". 7 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Program TV | AXN Black Polska". (in Polish). Retrieved 2023-06-19.
  8. ^ "AXN Black Česká republika". (in Czech). Retrieved 2023-06-19.
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  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Todos os shows". AXN Black. Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2023-06-19.
  12. ^ "Velas Negras". AXN Black. Archived from the original on 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  13. ^ a b c "na antenie". AXN Black Polska. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2023-07-19.