Animal Planet Nordic

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Animal Planet Nordic
Animal Planet Scandinavia.svg
Launched 1997
Owned by Discovery Networks Nordic
Audience share 0.6% in Sweden (2008, [1])
Broadcast area Nordic countries

Animal Planet Nordic is a television channel broadcasting nature-related documentaries to the Nordic countries.

Animal Planet was launched in the Nordic region in 1997.[2] In 2001, the channel received a license to broadcast in the digital terrestrial network in Sweden. By 2008, the channel had regularly been one of the twenty most watched channels in Sweden for a few years. From 2007, the channel is also broadcast terrestrially in Norway via the RiksTV package.

For its first ten years in existence, the channel used a logo with a globe and an elephant which was also used by its sister channels. On October 1, 2008, the channel switched a new logo, which had previously been adopted by Animal Planet in the United States.[3]

A high-definition version of the channel, called Animal Planet HD, was launched on February 3, 2009. That made the Nordic region the first region to get a high-definition version of Animal Planet after the United States. The high-definition channel has a separate schedule in order to broadcast only high-definition programmes.[4]

Programmes shown on the channel include:


  1. ^ Årsrapport 2008. Mediamätning i Skandinavien. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Communications Timeline". Discovery Communications. Retrieved ?2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ [1][2][3]
  4. ^ "Animal Planet HD lanseras i Norden" (Press release). Canal Digital. January 9, 2009.