A German version of the anime channel Animax will launch this June in Germany, according to Dr. Robert Niemann, General Manager of Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) Networks Germany. Initially Animax will be availble to digital viewers of the Unity Media networks ish and iesy in the states of Nordrhinewestfalia and Hesse. The channel will gradually roll out over other networks and platforms in the German speaking markets.
Animax has originally launched in in July, 2005, and is currently available to to 36 million homes in 38 countries, mainly in Asia and Latin America. SPTI also has an anime channel for Eastern and Central Europe, which was recently renamed Animax.