Animal Planet


Discovery names global Animal Planet chief

Discovery Communications has named Susanna Dinnage as global president for pay TV channel Animal Planet, with general manager Patrice Andrews exiting. Discovery Networks UK and Ireland president Susanna Dinnage (pictured) has landed the post, which will see her jointly reporting to Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav and international chief executive J.B. Perrette. Discovery said […]

Discovery forms alliance for Russian distribution

Discovery Communications will continue to distribute its pay TV portfolio in Russia and will develop a regional free-to-air channel, thanks to a new alliance that keeps it in line with new media laws. Discovery has signed an agreement with Russia’s National Media Group to form a new limited liability company, called Media Alliance, which will distribute […]

Discovery restructures US nets as Ross rises

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery last year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes they have “strong missions, […]

Unitymedia Kabel BW expands channel offering

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW is adding Animal Planet in both HD and SD versions to its line up and is extending the availability of Disney Junior and Disney XD, currently available in Baden-Württemberg, to the Unitymedia regions of North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse.  The channels will be available from tomorrow. Animal Planet […]

New services on Amazon Fire

Connected set-top box Amazon Fire TV has added services from the likes of Disney and Animal Planet. WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., Animal Planet L!ve, MLB.TV and WWE Network apps have all been added to the platform, with the deals more than doubling its size. WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, […]

UPC DTH adds Animal Planet HD

Liberty Global’s satellite TV platform UPC DTH is adding Discovery Network’s Animal Planet HD on UPC Direct in Hungary, freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Focus Sat in Romania. From December 17, UPC DTH HD customers will be able to watch Animal Planet channel as part of the HD packages. “Besides being the […]