| AXN will feature top Hollywood, European and international
programming that includes action series and movies, adventure reality
and action animation aimed at thrill-seeking, advertiser friendly
18-34 year olds, says a company release. The subscription and ad-supported
basic channel, will deliver local language versioned content to viewers
across the region, an official release says.
While making the announcement, Davidson stated, "The response
to AXN has been phenomenal. To exit the gate with one million total
subscribers is a testament to the strength of the AXN proposition
and confirmation that our strategy to localise in each market has
been embraced by cable operators across the region."
AXN's primetime schedule will feature action with the latest US
adventure, sci-fi and animated-action series featuring the regional
premiere of Spider-Man: the Animated Series; Street Time,
the urban action drama starring Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure
); Odyssey 5, the first-run, outer space adventure series
starring Peter Weller (Robocop ); and the global sci-fi hits
Mutant X and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.
Primetime will also feature a movie line-up of star-studded Hollywood
and independent films like the acclaimed Boyz n the Hood with
Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry McGuire, the
gritty crime drama Where The Day Takes You, with Christian
Slater, Lara Flynn Boyle and superstar Will Smith (Men in Black
I and II ); and Body Double - the Brian de Palma
classic starring Melanie Griffith.
Wednesdays on AXN will take reality into a new dimension with series
such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, hosted by Dean Cain
(Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of Superman), and Worst
Case Scenario - based on the global best-selling book of the
same name. Adventure programming combines the best in human endeavor
with breathtaking scenery from around the world in North Face Expedition,
Global Adventures and the AXN global franchise property, Eco-Challenge,
the world's premier expedition race, created by Mark Burnett (Executive
Producer of Survivor), added the release.
With the new launches, AXN will now reach more than 87 million
households in over 46 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Latin
America, the release says.