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Animal Planet
Animal Planet Scandinavia.svg
Animal Planet logo
Launched September 7, 2001
Owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc.
(80% and managing partner)
Discovery Communications
Slogan Same Planet.
Different World.
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Scarborough, Ontario
Website Animal Planet
Bell TV Channel 525
Shaw Direct Channel 553
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary

Animal Planet is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel [1] owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc; a division of CTVglobemedia (80%) and ESPN (20%); and Discovery Communications. Animal Planet features a variety of programming on animals including their relationship with humans, insights into their behaviour and more. [2]



Animal Planet was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000 [1] and launched on September 7, 2001 as a localized Canadian version of the American channel Animal Planet.[3]

On June 30, 2008 Animal Planet updated its on-air appearance to match the American version.



AniPlalogo.png Animal Planet Scandinavia.svg
2001 - 2008 2008 - present

Noted series

Noted series as of June 2009:

See also


  1. ^ a b Decision CRTC 2000-552 Decision CRTC 2000-552; CRTC; 2000-12-14
  2. ^ Animal Planet passes million-mark, too; Broadcaster Magazine; 2004-03-25
  3. ^ Lawlor, Allison, Animal Planet, The Globe and Mail; 2001

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