Animal Planet (European TV channel)
The Pan-European Animal Planet is a feed of Animal Planet, which broadcasts to several countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
|Broadcast area||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Middle East, Africa|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Discovery Channel|
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Real Time Italy
TLC UK and Ireland
|evotv (Croatia)||Channel 112|
The channel is broadcast in English, Czech, Hungarian and Russian. The HD feed also carries a Turkish audio track. Turkey has its own SD feed. The channel also carries DVB subtitle tracks in Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian and Swedish.
There used to be a separate feed for Romania, but the channel closed down in 2013.
Many regions in Europe that previously received the pan-European version of the channel, now receive a localised version.
- Animal Planet (Dutch TV channel) for The Netherlands and Flanders.
- Animal Planet Germany for Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
- Animal Planet Poland
- Animal Planet Russia
- Animal Planet Turkey
- Animal Planet (UK TV channel) for the UK & Ireland
In October 2008, Animal Planet adopted the new branding and current logo.
In March 2009, the on-air logo changed its colour from green to white and became transparent.
On September 4, 2012, Animal Planet improved its picture quality by increasing the resolution from 544x576 to 720x576.
Since October 2012, all of the programming - including promos - is broadcast in Anamorphic widescreen picture format.
Currently, Animal Planet is ad-free on its main feed. Some countries, like Romania and Moldova, get localised ad blocks. Animal Planet Italy for Italy and the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland ceased broadcasting on 31 january 2019 after a new distribution agreement between Discovery and Sky Italia.
- After Dark
- Animal Battlegrounds
- Baby Planet
- Bad Dog
- Cats 101
- Dark Days in Monkey City
- Dogs 101
- Growing Up...
- I'm Alive
- Killer Wales
- Max's Big Tracks
- Must Love Cats
- Penguin Safari
- Rescue Vet
- Safari Vet School
- Search for the Knysna elephants
- Shamwari: A Wild Life
- Talk to the Animals
- The Magic of The Big Blue
- Trophy Cats
- Wild Africa Rescue
- Wild Animal Orphans
- Wild France
- Wildest Islands
- Wildest Islands of Indonesia
- Wildlife SOS
- World Wild Wet