Animal Planet

Animal Planet

"Animal Planet," is an American cable TV specialty channel, all about animals, created in cooperation with the BBC by Discovery Communications on October 1, 1996. A high definition simulcast of the channel launched in 2007.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet is an American cable TV specialty channel that launched on October 1, 1996. It is distributed by Discovery Communications. A high-definition simulcast of the channel launched on September 1, 2007. Animal Planet was created in cooperation with the BBC by Discovery Communications on October 1, 1996. On January 1, 1997, Animal Planet's distribution grew as a result of Discovery Communications buying the channel space of WOR EMI Service (a national feed of New York's WWOR-TV), that was implemented in the light of the SyndEx laws enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is available throughout the US, as well as in over 70 countries around the world. Country-specific versions of the channel have been created in Canada, India, Japan, Taiwan and other countries. The National Aquarium in Baltimore has an exhibit of 'Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extreme'. It opened in late 2005 in a multi-million dollar expansion.

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