Animal Planet
Animal Planet logo (black and green).svg
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
OwnerDiscovery, Inc.
Sister channelsDiscovery Channel
Discovery Science
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Real Time
Launched1 May 2005; 17 years ago (2005-05-01)
Closed1 February 2019; 3 years ago (2019-02-01)

Animal Planet was an Italian television channel broadcasting programmes about animals. All content is adapted for an Italian audience. The channel closed down on January 31, 2019.

The channel launched on May 1, 2005, exclusively available on Sky Italia.[1] It was the fifth channel launched by Discovery Networks in Italy after Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Discovery Civilisation and Discovery Travel & Adventure.[2]

In October 2008, the channel adopted a new logo and a new look, previously adopted by the channel's American counterpart.[3]

Animal Planet closed in Italy on 1 February 2019.[4]

In April 2019, its content became available on Dplay and adopted a new logo.


  1. ^ "Animal Planet launches in Italy". April 15, 2005.
  2. ^ "I 4 nuovi canali di SKY". TV-Zone. April 18, 2005. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010.
  3. ^ "Nuovo look per Animal Planet". Pubblicità Italia. September 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Sara Monti (10 January 2019). "Sky chiude Animal Panet e Travel & Living" (in Italian).