AXN HD and Animax expand into Switzerland
Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews| 24-02-2012 German TV broadcaster Sony Pictures Television Deutschland will expand the distribution of its pay-TV channels in neighbouring Switzerland.
Action and entertainment channel AXN will join IPTV platform Sunrise TV in both standard and high definition on 1 March 2012. The channel will become part of the basic package which contains 29 HD channels among other services.
AXN has been available on the IPTV platform of Sunrise's competitor Swisscom since November 2006. On 22 February 2012, the national Swiss telco commenced distributing AXN in high definition in addition to the standard resolution version on its IPTV platform Swisscom TV.
From April 2012, Swisscom will also offer its more than 600,000 TV customers the Sony channel Animax. The pay-TV service carrying Japanese animated series (animes), popular culture and youth-oriented lifestyle programming will thereby become available in Switzerland for the first time.