Animal Planet Nordic

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Animal Planet Nordic
Animal Planet Scandinavia.svg
Launched 1997
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Audience share 0.6% in Sweden (2008, [1])
Broadcast area Nordic countries
Sweden Boxer Channel 20
Finland dna Welho Channel 85
Sweden Com Hem Channel 41
Sweden Tele2 TV Channel 43
Finland dna Welho Channel 124
Channel 219 (HD)
Sweden FastTV Channel 16
Sweden Telia Digital-TV Channel 20

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 (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Communications Timeline". Discovery Communications. Retrieved ?2008-02-23.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ [1][2][3]
  4. ^ "Animal Planet HD lanseras i Norden" (Press release). Canal Digital. January 9, 2009.