AXN HD reaches Portugal, Zon adds chnls

One of the most anticipated high definition TV channels in Portugal is AXN HD which will launch on pay TV operators ZON TV Cabo and Meo from April 6.

AXN HD will occupy ZON channel 61 and will be offered to ZON BOX cable subscribers taking the Clássico and Funtastic packages. It will also be part of the satellite offering from the operator, in the packages MAX TVCine, MAX and Total.

Meo will also integrate AXN HD into its satellite and IPTV offerings, while also inaugurating AXN's standard-definition version in Meo Satélite’s basic package.

Aside from AXN HD, ZON TV Cabo announced the arrival of four more new channels to its offering from April 6.

New HD channel, Brava HDTV, will offer opera, dance and concerts as a premium channel for €4.99 per month. The channel will be offered to subscribers in the Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Margem Sul do Tejo areas.

Also from April 6 the clients of the satellite TV operator subscribing to the packages Max TVCine, Max, Total and Base and those to the cableoperators with the Clássico package with digital boxes and those with the Funtastic package will start receiving Sony Entertainment Television.

Other ZON news is the addition of children’s channel Animax which will be distributed in the Funtastic package on the Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, and Margem Sul do Tejo's networks; and last but not least the addition of the English-language Russian channel Russia Today in the Clássico and Funtastic packages for subscribers also on the above networks.