Animal Planet Nordic
|Animal Planet Nordic|
|Owned by||Discovery Networks Nordic|
|Audience share||0.6% in Sweden (2008, )|
|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. 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.
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.
Programmes shown on the channel include:
- Animal Cops: Houston
- Animal Cops: Philadelphia
- Animal Cops: Phoenix
- Animal Crackers
- Big Cat Diary
- Meerkat Manor
- Monkey Life
- Natural World
- Orangutan Island
- The Planet's Funniest Animals
- Untamed & Uncut
- Wildlife SOS
- Wild Europe
- Up Close and Dangerous