Animal Planet Italy

Animal Planet
Launched May 1, 2005
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Audience share 0.03% (2008, [1])
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
Discovery Science
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Real Time
SKY Italia Channel 421

Animal Planet Italy is an Italian television channel broadcasting programmes about animals. All content is adapted for an Italian audience.

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]


  1. "Rapporto ANNO 2008". Auditel.
  2. "Animal Planet launches in Italy". April 15, 2005.
  3. "I 4 nuovi canali di SKY". TV-Zone. April 18, 2005.
  4. "Nuovo look per Animal Planet". Pubblicità Italia. September 29, 2008.
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