Animal Planet Germany
|Launched||31 March 2004|
|Closed||June 2, 2019|
|Owned by||Discovery Networks CEEMEA|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Germany, Austria, Switzerland|
|Sister channel(s)||Discovery Channel|
Eurosport 2 Xtra
|Unitymedia (Germany)||Channel 207 (SD) / Channel 33 (HD)|
|UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)||Channel 165 (HD)|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 245 (SD/HD)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 534 (SD) / Channel 634 (HD)|
Animal Planet Germany is a television channel broadcasting programmes about animals, nature, and wildlife to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
An agreement to launch the channel exclusively on the Premiere platform was signed by Discovery Networks Deutschland and Premiere in October 2003. The channel launched at 9 pm on March 31, 2004. The new Animal Planet logo was adopted in November 2008.
On June 30, 2009, the channel was replaced by its competitor, Nat Geo Wild. This was the result of a new contract between Premiere and Discovery Networks in anticipation of Premiere's relaunch as Sky Deutschland in July. It is now available on cable provider Unitymedia's digital cable network.
- Animal Planet Report (2006-2008, 2010-2015, 2017)
- Austin Stevens: Snakemaster (Austin Stevens - Der Gefahrensucher) (2005-present)
- Battleground: Rhino Wars (Rhino Wars - Kampf den Wilderern) (2014-present)
- Jockeys (2010-present)
- K-9 Cops (2011-present)
- Lone Star Law (Lone Star Law - Die Gesetzeshüter von Texas) (2017-present)
- Pet Rescue (S.O.S. Tiernotruf) (2004-present)
- The Jeff Corwin Experience (Jeff Corwins tierische Abenteuer) (2004-present)
- The Zoo (Bronx Zoo - Tierpark der Superlative) (2017-present)
- "Premiere und DISCOVERY CHANNEL starten den neuen Sender ANIMAL PLANET" (Press release). Premiere. October 12, 2003.
- "Neuer Sender ANIMAL PLANET ab 31. März exklusiv auf Premiere" (Press release). Premiere. February 23, 2004.
- "Natursender Animal Planet legt sich neues Design zu". Quotenmeter.de. November 3, 2008.
- "Discovery Networks Deutschland und Premiere geben Einigung bekannt". Discovery Networks Deustchland. May 15, 2009. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- "Discovery Channel und Animal Planet ab 1. Juli bei Unitymedia im digitalen Kabel" (Press release). Discovery Networks Deustchland. May 26, 2009. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- "Discovery und Animal Planet bei Unitymedia". Meedia. May 26, 2009. Archived from the original on June 30, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
- "Wunschliste". wunschliste.de. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
- Animal Planet from Discovery Networks Deutschland