Animal Planet Europe

Animal Planet
Launched July 1, 1997[1]
Owned by Discovery Networks CEEMEA
Picture format 4:3, 576i (SDTV)
16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
Language English
Broadcast area Armenia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Middle East, Africa
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living Italy
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
Investigation Discovery
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC UK and Ireland
evotv (Croatia) Channel 112
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 510 (HD)
DStv (Africa) Channel 183
NOVA Greece Channel 402
beIN Network Channel 104 (HD)
DigitAlb (Albania) Channel 78

Animal Planet Europe is a feed of Animal Planet, which broadcasts to several countries in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

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 separate feeds for the Netherlands and Romania, but both channels closed down in 2013.

Many regions in Europe that previously received the pan-European version of the channel, now receive a localised version.


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.



  1. "Animal Planet op EutelSat 2F1". Dutch Media E-zine. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
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