Animal Planet Germany
|Animal Planet Deutschland|
|Launched||March 31, 2004|
|Broadcast area||Germany, Austria, Switzerland|
|Sister channel(s)||Discovery Channel Germany|
Animal Planet Germany is a television channel broadcasting programmes about animals, nature and wildlife to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
An agreement to launch the channel exclusively on the Premiere platform was signed by Discovery Networks Deutschland and Premiere in October 2003. The channel launched at 9 p.m. on March 31, 2004. The new Animal Planet logo was adopted in November 2008.
On June 30, 2009, the channel will disappear from the Premiere platform and be replaced by its competitor Nat Geo Wild. This was the result of a new contract between Premiere and Discovery Networks in anticipation of Premiere's relaunch as Sky Deutschland in July. With the new contract the channel will be able to launch on other platforms. It will be available from cable provider Unitymedia's digital cable network from July 1.
- "Premiere und DISCOVERY CHANNEL starten den neuen Sender ANIMAL PLANET" (Press release). Premiere. October 12, 2003.
- "Neuer Sender ANIMAL PLANET ab 31. März exklusiv auf Premiere" (Press release). Premiere. February 23, 2004.
- "Natursender Animal Planet legt sich neues Design zu". Quotenmeter.de. November 3, 2008.
- "Discovery Networks Deutschland und Premiere geben Einigung bekannt". Discovery Networks Deustchland. May 15, 2009.
- "Discovery Channel und Animal Planet ab 1. Juli bei Unitymedia im digitalen Kabel" (Press release). Discovery Networks Deustchland. May 26, 2009.
- "Discovery und Animal Planet bei Unitymedia". Meedia. May 26, 2009.
- Animal Planet from Discovery Networks Deutschland