The channel introduces India-centric programmes
Animal Planet introduces a parallel 24-hour Hindi feed which includes a range of India-centric programmes from April 1.In an attempt to allow viewers to navigate the channel better, Animal Planet introduces well-defined time bands. The four one-hour long time-bands introduced are “Safari” (Monday-Saturday, 8 p.m.), “Masters of the Jungle” (Monday-Saturday, 9 p.m.), “Animal Planet Week” (Monday-Sunday, 10 p.m.) and “Wild Encounters” (Monday-Sunday, 11 p.m.).
“Safari” details the lifecycle of plant and animal lives; viewers will get to see the great Savannah to the picturesque landscapes of the Himalayas.“Masters of the Jungle” is a tribute to the bravest of wildlife enthusiasts who dare for a cause. “Animal Planet Week” will have a different theme each week such as Animal Face-Off Week, Planet Action Week and Big Cat Dairy Week.
“Wild Encounters” will enable viewers to witness close encounters of the predator and its prey, shot around the world.
Some of the India-centric programmes to be presented in the coming months include “Riding the Cobra Express with Jeff Corwin”, “Tigers of the Sunderbans”, “Ghost of the Ganges”, “When Bamboo Flowers”, “In Search of King Cobra” and “Chasing Nature.”