AXN Black replaces Animax in Portugal

Iñaki Ferreras | 09-05-2011

Sony Pictures Entertainment channel Animax is to leave Portugal, replaced by AXN Black the complementary channel of pay-TV entertainment firm AXN.

AXN Black will extend the library of genres that Animax Portugal used to offer and the new channel will offer its content in HDTV including science fiction, comedies, thriller and drama, among other genres.

Industry sources suggest that 6 June will be the first possible date for AXN Black to replace Animax but Sony has not given any further details so far.Animax started broadcasting in April 2008 in Spain and currently it is offered within Prisa TV's pay-TV operator Digital+ and Telefónica's DSL pay-TV operator Movistar Imagenio.