Megamax
Broadcast areaHungary
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Romania
NetworkAMC Networks International Central Europe
Programming
Language(s)Hungarian
Romanian
Czech
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerAMC Networks International
Sister channelsAMC
C8
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Reality
Film Mania
Film Café
Minimax
Sport1
Sport2
Sport M
Spektrum
Spektrum Home
TV Paprika
History
Launched18 April 2011 (Hungary)
19 November 2012 (Romania)
1 December 2012 (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
ReplacedZone Club (Hungary)
Closed1 January 2020
Replaced byJimJam
Availability
Cable
UPC RomaniaChannel 504
Satellite
UPC DirectChannel 109

Megamax was a pay television channel that was broadcast in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia, owned by AMC Networks International. It was aimed primarily at young males, 8–14 years old and broadcast animated series and teen series.

The channel closed down on 1 January 2020 at 06:00 CET.[1] Its channel slot transitioned to JimJam.

History

Megamax was first launched in Hungary on 18 April 2011 at 16:00 CET on Telekom and timeshared with Zone Club, which was broadcast 24 hours a day since New Year's Day 2007.[2] On 1 September 2011, Megamax increased broadcast time from 13:00 CET, and on 1 December 2011 from 07:00 CET.[3] On 1 February 2012, Zone Club closed, and the channel became available on the Hungarian UPC Direct.[4]

The channel was launched in Romania on 19 November 2012 [5] and on 1 December 2012, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.[6]

Megamax began running 24 hours a day in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia on 1 October 2014 and in Romania on 15 January 2015.[7]

Despite having obtained retransmission agreements with most operators, on 4 November 2019, AMC announced the channel's closure. The main reason of the closure was that the channel failed to obtain a higher audience share to run Hungarian advertising.

Former Programmes

See also

References

  1. ^ "Megszűnik a Megamax". dtvnews.hu. 2019-11-04.
  2. ^ "Megamax od 18. dubna v Maďarsku". parabola.cz. 2011-04-17.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2018-12-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "UPC Direct: Megamax - první kanál jen na nových kartách". parabola.cz. 2012-01-18.
  5. ^ "Televiziunea pentru copii Megamax se lansează pe 19 noiembrie în România". mediafax.ro. 2012-11-16.
  6. ^ "UPC zaraďuje Megamax, nový detský televízny kanál pre chlapcov". parabola.cz. 2012-11-28.
  7. ^ https://dtvnews.hu/hirek/ejjel-nappal-megamax