|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Replaced||Animal Planet Europe (1997–2004)|
|Ziggo||Channel 208 (HD)|
|Caiway||Channel 113 (HD)|
|DELTA||Channel 358 (SD)|
|Kabel Noord||Channel 260 (HD)|
|Canal Digitaal||Channel 48 (SD)|
|KPN||Channel 85 (HD)|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 72 (HD)|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 205 (HD)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
Animal Planet is a Dutch pay television channel broadcasting nature-related documentaries in the Netherlands and Flanders. The channel launched as a Pan-European feed on 1 July 1997. It is operated by Discovery Benelux.
The Pan-European feed of Animal Planet launched on 1 July 1997 in the Benelux.Initially Dutch subtitles would be added in late 1997. Several programs had subtitles through teletext in January 1998. A few months later on, the teletext subtitles were replaced by DVB subtitles. A localised Dutch feed launched on 16 February 2004.
For its first ten years in existence, the channel used a logo with a globe and an elephant which was also used by its sister channels. On 1 October 2008, the channel switched to a new logo, which had previously been adopted by Animal Planet in the United States.
A European high-definition version of the channel, called Animal Planet HD, launched in the Nordic countries on 3 February 2009.In the Netherlands, the high-definition version of the channel launched through Glashart Media on 19 March 2010.
On 4 July 2011, Discovery Networks Benelux launched TLC for the female audience in the Netherlands. Until 1 October 2012, TLC aired between 6:00 pm and 2:00 am on the standard-definition version of Animal Planet, making this channel a time-sharing channel. On 1 October 2012, TLC extended its broadcasting time from 3:00 pm until 2:00 am. The HD simulcast of Animal Planet remains 24 hours.
TLC wasn't available in Belgium. Belgian viewers got the pan-European Animal Planet from then on, except for the satellite viewers. The Dutch feed was used by the Belgian provider of satellite television, TV Vlaanderen Digitaal. During the broadcasting time of TLC, Animal Planet blacked out due to television rights issues.
As of 8 January 2013, Animal Planet SD became 24 hours again.
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