Animal Planet Nordic

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Animal Planet Nordic
Animal Planet logo (black and green).svg
Owned byDiscovery Networks Northern Europe
Audience share0.6% in Sweden (2008, [1])
Broadcast areaNordic countries
Boxer (Sweden)Channel 20
dna Welho (Finland)Channel 85
Com Hem (Sweden)Channel 41
Tele2 TV (Sweden)Channel 43
dna Welho (Finland)Channel 124
Channel 219 (HD)
FastTV (Sweden)Channel 16
Telia Digital-TV (Sweden)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 1 October 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 3 February 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 used to have a separate schedule in order to broadcast only high-definition programmes.[4]

Animal Planet Nordic has been replaced by the pan-European feed. The commercials on Animal Planet Europe show three air times depending on the country you live in. The Eastern European timezone is marked with "Suomi" for Finnish viewers.[5]

Programs shown on the channel include:


  1. ^ Årsrapport 2008 (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien.
  2. ^ "Discovery Communications Timeline". Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  3. ^ [1][2][permanent dead link][3] Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Animal Planet HD lanseras i Norden" (Press release). Canal Digital. January 9, 2009. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010.
  5. ^ [4]