Sony Spin
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CountryBrazil (independent feed)[1]
Broadcast areaLatin America
HeadquartersLatin America
Language(s)Spanish, Portuguese
Picture format4:3 480i (SDTV)
OwnerSony Pictures Television
Sister channelsSony Entertainment Television, AXN, AXN Spin (Polish version)
LaunchedMay 1, 2011; 11 years ago (2011-05-01)
ClosedJune 30, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-30)
Replaced byLifetime

Sony Spin was a Latin American cable television channel, launched on 1 May 2011, replacing the local version of Animax. It was shut down on 1 July 2014 due to low ratings and reception.


Formerly known as Animax, it was Sony's first attempt to offer a 24-hour anime channel in Latin America, replacing Locomotion. On 1 July 2014, Sony Spin was removed from pay-TV providers and replaced with a localised variant of A&E’s Lifetime, a television network targeted at female audiences.[2]


Former programming as of cancellation

Former programming

Former programming as Animax

Translation and dubbing teams

Several dubbing studios have participated in the translation of the aforementioned series for their premiere on Animax, and are located in key countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. After Animax's arrival in 2005, numerous series were translated and dubbed into Spanish and Portuguese languages, including Blood+, The Twelve Kingdoms, Steel Angel Kurumi, Noir, Wolf's Rain, Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Angel and others.

See also


  1. ^ ANMTV - Animax: Sony anuncia regionalização de seus canais no Brasil.
  2. ^ "Sony Spin es sacado de varias cableoperadoras de Latinoamérica". 29 June 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2015.