Animal Planet (UK TV channel)

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Animal Planet
Animal Planet logo (black and green).svg
Launched 1 September 1998
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.07%
0.02% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Timeshift service Animal Planet +1
Sky Channel 523 (SD/HD)
Channel 549 (+1)
Channel 562 (SD)
NOVA Greece Channel 402
Virgin Media Channel 256
Channel 257 (HD)
Channel 258 (+1)
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 213
WightFibre Channel 117
BT Channel 325
Channel 378 (HD)
Plusnet Channel 325
Channel 378 (HD)
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Ireland only)
Sky Go Watch live (UK and Ireland only)

Animal Planet is a television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel is dedicated to programming that highlights the relationship between humans and animals.

A one-hour timeshift channel called Animal Planet +1 was launched in May 2001. A high-definition simulcast called Animal Planet HD was launched on 27 February 2012.[1][2]


Programmes shown on the channel include:


  1. ^ "More + from Discovery". The Airwaves. 22 May 2001. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Animal Planet HD has launched". Entertainment Interactive. 27 February 2012. 

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