AXN, Animax launch on Korea Telecom’s Mega TV

MUMBAI: In a deal inked with Korea Telecom’s Mega TV, AXN will be one of the six foreign re-transmission channels offered by the IPTV platform starting from today.

Animax Korea, the joint venture between SkyLife and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will also be available to Mega TV subscribers.


First launched in Korea in July 2005, AXN brought its brand of action and adventure, to Korean viewers via the SkyLife DTH platform. With shows like CSI and 24, AXN has seen its subscriber base on SkyLife doubled over the years.

Subsequently, a joint venture was set up in 2006 together with SkyLife, to launch the Japanese animation channel, Animax. Animax is already ranked within the top 10 out of more than 80 channels on the platform.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Network Asia’s senior VP channels management and finance Ang Hui Keng says, “Having our flagship channel brand AXN, and leading youth channel brand Animax, amongst the first linear services to be offered on Mega TV, is an extremely proud moment for us. Korea is a key growth market for us, and this is a great opportunity for us to expand our presence there. We look forward to a great working relationship with Mega TV.”


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