Animax was a programming block on the Nine Network. Like other blocks Sony Pictures Entertainment (then Columbia TriStar) had for sale it aired CGI series and not anime. The block was cancelled after a year.
A linear Animax channel launched on June 1, 2013, on the StarHub and Fetch TV platforms. Foxtel didn't get it until 2016.
Foxtel later dropped it in 2019, at the same time it arrived to the Lentel-owned Optus.