Animal Planet
2018 Animal Planet logo.svg
The Animal Planet Logo
CountryAustralia
Broadcast areaAustralia, New Zealand
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
Sister channels9Rush
Bravo
Boomerang
Cartoon Network
CNN International Asia Pacific
Discovery
Discovery Turbo
Eden
HGTV
ID
Living
Rush
Three
TLC
History
LaunchedOctober 1999

Animal Planet is a television channel which launched locally in Australia exclusively on Optus Television in October 1999. The channel is dedicated to programming that highlights the relationship between humans and animals. It has since expanded to multiple carriers.

It was added to Foxtel on 1 December 2003[1] in Australia and screen on Sky in New Zealand.

It was formerly available on SelecTV from March 2007 until the closure of its English service in late 2010.[2][3] It was available on Fetch TV until 1 February 2015. It would later be re-added to the platform on 1 May 2020.[citation needed]

Programming Highlights

Animal Planet also hosts some David Attenborough content.

References

  1. ^ Hassall, Greg (17 November 2003). "Switched On". The Sydney Morning Herald – The Guide. p. 2. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  2. ^ Addington, Tim (15 March 2007). "SelecTV adds five Discovery channels to platform". B&T Weekly. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. ^ Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes". The Australian – City Beat. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  4. ^ "'Crikey! It's the Irwins': Bindi Irwin Shares Promo & Premiere Date For Animal Planet Series (VIDEO)". TV Insider. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  5. ^ Freeman, Richard, et al. "Who Is Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet? Wiki: Death, Cancer Update, Married, Age, Net Worth, First Wife". Affair Post, 27 Nov. 2018, https://affairpost.com/who-is-dr-jeff-rocky-mountain-vet-wiki-death-cancer-update-married-age-net-worth-first-wife/. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Puppy Bowl XV: Winner Takes All: Puppy Bowl". Animal Planet, https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl/full-episodes/puppy-bowl-xv-winner-takes-all.
  7. ^ "About The Show – The Aquarium". Animal Planet, https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/the-aquarium/about.
  8. ^ "About The Show – The Zoo". Animal Planet, https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/the-zoo/about.