Animal Planet (Canada)


Animal Planet (Canada)

Infobox_TV_channel
name = Animal Planet
logofile = Animal Planet Canada Logo.pnglogoalt=
logosize = 170px
launch = September 7, 2001
closed date =
picture format =
share =
share as of =
share source =
network =
owner = CTV Speciality Television Inc.
(80% and managing partner)
Discovery Communications
(20%)
slogan = Same Planet.
Different World.
country = Canada
broadcast area = National
headquarters = Scarborough, Ontario
former names =
replaced names =
sister names =
timeshift names =
web = [http://www.animalplanet.ca Animal Planet]
terr serv 1 =
terr chan 1 =
sat serv 1 = Bell TV
sat chan 1 = Channel 525
sat serv 2 = Star Choice
sat chan 2 = Channel 553
cable serv 1 = Available on most Canadian cable systems
cable chan 1 = Check local listings, channels may vary

Animal Planet is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2000/DB2000-552.htm Decision CRTC 2000-552 Decision CRTC 2000-552] ; CRTC; 2000-12-14] 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. [ [http://www.mediacastermagazine.com/issues/ISarticle.asp?id=28699&story_id=&issue=03252004&PC= Animal Planet passes million-mark, too] ; Broadcaster Magazine; 2004-03-25]

History

Animal Planet was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000 [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/archive/ENG/Decisions/2000/DB2000-552.htm Decision CRTC 2000-552 Decision CRTC 2000-552] ; CRTC; 2000-12-14] and launched on September 7, 2001 as a localized Canadian version of the American channel Animal Planet. [Lawlor, Allison, [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/tv/digital/channels/channel_animalplanet.html Animal Planet] , "The Globe and Mail"; 2001]

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

Logos

Noted series

Noted series as of February 2008:
* Almost Human with Jane Goodall
* Animal Battlegrounds
* Big Cat Diary
* E-Vet Interns
* Extreme Animals
* Fooled by Nature
* Meerkat Manor
*
* The Most Extreme
* Ms. Adventure
* Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
* Orangutan Island
* The Planet's Funniest Animals
* Xtremely Wild with Mark Miller

ee also

* Animal Planet (US)

References

External links

* [http://www.animalplanet.ca Animal Planet]


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