According to research by Kantar Media and other research firms, AXN is the No. 1 English General Entertainment Channel in the region. Its combined ratings were higher than the combined ratings of other English GE channels. Ricky Ow, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks Asia, Sony Pictures Television said he was extremely proud that AXN was once again the top English GE channel in Asia. “We have a successful entertainment formula that continues to appeal to viewers and we will make 2012 even more thrilling for our viewers.” To help keep them in top position next year, the channel is offering an AXN original series title ‘The Firm’ based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel.