AXN HD to launch in Germany

Jörn Krieger | 31-01-2011

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is set to unveil a high-definition version of its action and entertainment channel AXN in Germany.

The pay-TV service, which screens Hollywood movies, series, documentaries and lifestyle formats, will initially be available on Deutsche Telekom's IPTV platform Entertain with further carriage partners to follow.

"With its powerful images, the genre action, which AXN focuses on, is ideally suited for the impressive HD experience by our viewers," Günther Picker, general manager of SPT Germany, said in Munich.

Telekom announced in November 2010 that AXN HD would launch on its platform in February 2011. Further additions to the HD line-up are expected to be announced soon.