Animal Planet (UK TV channel)

Animal Planet is a television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel is dedicated to programming that highlights the relationship between humans and animals.

A one-hour timeshift channel called Animal Planet +1 was launched in May 2001. A high-definition simulcast called Animal Planet HD was launched on 27 February 2012.[1][2]

Animal Planet
Animal Planet 2018
Launched1 September 1998
Owned byDiscovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.04%
0.01% (+1) (August 2018, BARB)
Sister channel(s)Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Timeshift serviceAnimal Planet +1
Sky (Great Britain)Channel 162 (SD/HD)
Channel 262 (+1)
Channel 836 (SD)
Sky (Ireland and NI)Channel 190 (SD/HD)
Channel 290 (+1)
Channel 841 (SD)
NOVA GreeceChannel 402
Virgin MediaChannel 256
Channel 257 (HD)
Channel 258 (+1)
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 213
WightFibreChannel 117
BTChannel 325
Channel 378 (HD)
PlusnetChannel 325
Channel 378 (HD)
Eir VisionChannel 523
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
UPC HorizonWatch live (Ireland only)
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)


Programmes shown on the channel include:


  1. ^ "More + from Discovery". The Airwaves. 22 May 2001. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Animal Planet HD has launched". Entertainment Interactive. 27 February 2012.

External links

Animal Planet (European TV channel)

The Pan-European Animal Planet is a feed of Animal Planet, which broadcasts to several countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The channel is broadcast in English, Czech, Hungarian and Russian. The HD feed also carries a Turkish audio track. Turkey has its own SD feed. The channel also carries DVB subtitle tracks in Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian and Swedish.

There used to be a separate feed for Romania, but the channel closed down in 2013.

Many regions in Europe that previously received the pan-European version of the channel, now receive a localised version.

Animal Planet (Dutch TV channel) for The Netherlands and Flanders.

Animal Planet Germany for Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Animal Planet Poland

Animal Planet Russia

Animal Planet Turkey

Animal Planet (UK TV channel) for the UK & IrelandUkraine and the Baltic countries still get the pan-European feed in Russian and English.

United States
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Latin America

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