Contrary to local press reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment's animation channel Animax would be replaced by the company's TV series and film channel AXN Black, the channel will now remain until next September at least.

Sony is said not to have reached any agreement with the different operators in order to include it immediately in their programming offers.

Currently Animax offers anime productions, in particular Japanese products, and real image series. It also contains some content produced in Spain.
Launched at the beginning of May in Portugal, AXN Black addresses to a more adult audience and it contains comedy, thriller and drama productions so being an addition to AXN.