AXN White
Broadcast areaGermany, Austria, Switzerland
HeadquartersLandshut, Germany
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
OwnerHigh View Group
Sister channelsAXN Black
Launched22 April 2013; 10 years ago (2013-04-22)
Former namesSony Entertainment Television
Sony Channel

AXN White (formerly Sony Channel) is a German pay cable and satellite channel owned by High View Group, based in Munich. The network was formerly wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Sony Entertainment Television Logo used from 2013 to 2016

Broadcasting started at 11:11 on 22 April 2013.[1] During its first years of broadcast, the channel was exclusively available for Deutsche Telekom until March 2016, when it became widespread among different providers such as Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, Kabelkiosk and Magine TV.

Sony Entertainment Television HD Logo used up to 2016

The managing directors were John O. Fukunaga, Andrew Jay Kaplan and Karen Elisabeth Marsh, whose headquarters are in Landshut.

Sony Channel Logo used from 2016 to 2019

On December 15, 2016, the channel was renamed into Sony Channel and it later expanded its availability to Austria.[2][3] On 19 September 2019, Sony Channel has adopted a new logo.

Sony Channel Logo used from 2019 to 2023

In July 2023, two Sony cable television channels were sold and managed under an independent media company, High View Group after the closing its deal. On 1 September 2023, Sony AXN and Sony Channel were renamed under the AXN branded names: AXN Black and AXN White.[4][5]




  1. ^ Neuer Pay-TV-Sender Sony Entertainment Television startet heute (in German), 2013-04-22, retrieved 2016-12-17
  2. ^ "Sony Entertainment TV wird Sony Channel". TV Digital (in German). 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  3. ^ Sony Entertainment TV erstrahlt in neuem Glanz (in German), 2016-11-16, retrieved 2016-12-17
  4. ^ Keys, Matthew (2023-07-27). "High View set to control Sony's two German TV channels". Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  5. ^ Krei, Alexander (2023-07-29). "Offenbar neue Namen für Sony Channel und Sony AXN" (in German). Retrieved 2023-07-29.
  6. ^ "Wunschliste". Retrieved 27 May 2018.