|Launched||1 May 2011|
|Closed||30 June 2014|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||4:3 480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Brazil: Tá ligado? ("Are you on?")|
|Country|| Brazil (independent feed) |
|Broadcast area||Latin America|
|Sister channel(s)||Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, AXN Spin (Polish version)|
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