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AXN, Sony Channel & Animax Launch on Amazon Channels


AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are being made available on the Amazon Channels service in Germany and Austria.

A newly signed deal between Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) and Amazon sees the linear pay-TV channels and associated on-demand programming become available to subscribers on the streaming service. Sony Channel, which showcases an array of European dramas; AXN, a male action-orientated service; and Animax, dedicated to anime, will be available for an add-on subscription to Amazon Prime members in the territories.

Kate Marsh, executive VP of Sony Pictures Television’s Western Europe International Networks division, said: “We are delighted to expand distribution of our services in Germany and Austria in this first-time partnership with the Amazon Channels service. This is an exciting opportunity for Amazon Prime customers to sample three of Sony Networks’ top content brands which include a wide range of high-quality programming from popular, award-winning TV series to great special interest shows for fan-based audiences through targeted, curated channels as well as on-demand.”

Alex Green, managing director of Amazon Channels Europe, said: “Prime members in Germany and Austria can already enjoy over 40 Amazon Channels. Now, we are delighted to offer three exciting new premium channels: AXN, Sony Channel and Animax. This great selection of action content, award-winning series and anime complements the Amazon originals and other exclusive content Prime members already enjoy. Customers can subscribe on an à la carte basis, all are available in HD and can be subscribed to with a click.”

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