Animal Planet (Italian TV channel)

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Animal Planet
Animal Planet logo (black and green).svg
Launched1 May 2005; 14 years ago (2005-05-01)
Closed1 February 2019; 6 months ago (2019-02-01)
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Audience share0.03% (2008, [1])
Sister channel(s)Discovery Channel
Discovery Science
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Real Time
SKY ItaliaChannel 416

Animal Planet Italy was an Italian television channel broadcasting programmes about animals. All content is adapted for an Italian audience. The channel closed down on January 31, 2019.

The channel launched on May 1, 2005, exclusively available on Sky Italia.[2] It was the fifth channel launched by Discovery Networks in Italy after Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Discovery Civilisation and Discovery Travel & Adventure.[3]

In October 2008, the channel adopted a new logo and a new look, previously adopted by the channel's American counterpart.[4]

Animal Planet closed in Italy on 1 February 2019.[5]


  1. ^ "Rapporto ANNO 2008". Auditel. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12.
  2. ^ "Animal Planet launches in Italy". April 15, 2005.
  3. ^ "I 4 nuovi canali di SKY". TV-Zone. April 18, 2005. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010.
  4. ^ "Nuovo look per Animal Planet". Pubblicità Italia. September 29, 2008.
  5. ^ Sara Monti (10 January 2019). "Sky chiude Animal Panet e Travel & Living" (in Italian).