Animal Planet (Australia and New Zealand)

Animal Planet

The Animal Planet Logo
Launched October 1999
Owned by Discovery Communications
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.3% (February 2008, )
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Australia, New Zealand
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
Discovery K!ds
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo MAX
Kordia (DVB-T2) 031 (554 MHz) or 030 (546 MHz)
Igloo Channel 013
Foxtel Channel 615
Sky Channel 075
Vodafone NZ Channel 075
Foxtel Channel 615
Optus Channel 615
TransACT Channel 306
Vodafone NZ Channel 075
Vodafone TV Channel 075
Fetch TV Channel 122

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 will be 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. 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.

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