Animal Planet (Australia and New Zealand)

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Animal Planet
2018 Animal Planet logo.svg
The Animal Planet Logo
LaunchedOctober 1999
Owned byDiscovery Networks Asia Pacific
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share0.3% (February 2008, )
Broadcast areaAustralia, New Zealand
Sister channel(s)Discovery Channel
Discovery Kids
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Food Network
Living Channel
FoxtelChannel 615
SkyChannel 076
FoxtelChannel 615
OptusChannel 615
TransACTChannel 306
Vodafone TVChannel 076
Fetch TVChannel 122
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 615

Animal Planet is a television channel which launched locally in Australia exclusively on Optus Television in October 1999. The channel is dedicated to programming that highlights the relationship between humans and animals. It has since expanded to multiple carriers.

It was added to Foxtel on 1 December 2003.[1]

It was formerly available on SelecTV from March 2007 until the closure of its English service in late 2010.[2][3]

It is available on Fetch TV however it was removed on 1 February 2015.


  1. ^ Hassall, Greg (17 November 2003). "Switched On". The Sydney Morning Herald - The Guide. p. 2. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  2. ^ Addington, Tim (15 March 2007). "SelecTV adds five Discovery channels to platform". B&T Weekly. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. ^ Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes". The Australian - City Beat. Retrieved 20 August 2010.