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Animax
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Country India
Broadcast area South Asia
Network Animax
Slogan ANIMAX daisuki! (I Love Animax!)
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Programming
Language(s) Japanese
English
Hindi (2004-2006)
Picture format 4:3 576i (SDTV)
Ownership
Owner Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sister channels AXN India
Sony TV
SAB TV
Sony Pal
Sony MAX
Sony MAX 2
Sony Aath
Sony Wah
Sony PIX
Sony MIX
Sony ROX
Sony LIV
Sony SIX
Sony ESPN
Sony Le PLEX
Sony BBC Earth
TEN 1
TEN 2
TEN 3
Ten Golf
History
Launched 4 July 2004; 16 years ago (2004-07-04)
Closed 18 April 2017 (2017-04-18)
Replaced by Sony Yay

Animax was an Indian television channel owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. It was operated and broadcast from Singapore by Animax Asia and distributed by Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. It aired hindi dub of anime, but then later switched to English dubs with some subbed anime before switching entirely to subbed anime. It was the only channel in India to simulcast anime on the same day as Japan. It targeted 7-14 and 15-25 age demographics over its history.

On 18 April 2017, Animax ceased broadcasting in India on regular television and was replaced by Sony Yay. Sony Pictures Networks later made Animax Asia HD available as live channel on its Indian digital platform, Sony LIV.

On 8 May 2020, The Animax Asia HD live channel ceased to be available to watch on Sony LIV.

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