Animal Planet Takes Questers of the Animal Kingdom on a Cute, Wild, and Touching Month-Long Freeview, December 1-January 5

— November 6, 2014

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TORONTO (November 6, 2014) – How glorious is it to study nature, love nature, and stay close to nature?  Welcome to Animal Planet’s backyard jungle!  From Dec. 1 to Jan. 5, Animal Planet is available free to subscribers of participating television service providers. Whether engaging with the most death-defying, ferocious predators or fluffy four-legged friends, Animal Planet’s month-long freeview delivers programming that explores the extraordinary relationships between humans and animals.

The freeview curtain rises with the Season 2 premiere of BIGGEST AND BADDEST (Dec. 1), where biologist Niall McCann encounters some of the most daunting creatures on the planet. Then, hard-to-cure pets from across Britain receive cutting-edge care from “bionic vet” Noel Fitzpatrick in SUPERVET (Dec. 6), before getting up close and personal with the world’s most precious pups, kittens, and other babes in TOO CUTE! PINT SIZED (Dec. 13). Also, only one group stands between a controversial whale-killing machine and its prey: the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The stunning and dangerous special presentation of WHALE WARS (Dec. 28) highlights the debated Japanese whaling trade and the risk the Sea Shepherd’s take to save these beautiful creatures. The freeview month also features fan-favourites PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES, GATOR BOYS, MY CAT FROM HELL, and more!    

  

Explore, discover, and fall in love with Animal Planet’s month-long freeview!

SERIES PREMIERES

SUPERVET

Saturday, December 6 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT

This new four-part series follows Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at one of the most advanced veterinary practices in Britain. Fitzpatrick pushes the boundaries of veterinary medicine to allow animals to regain a pain-free, functional quality of life.

RETURNING SERIES

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: Season 2

Monday, December 1 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

Biologist Niall McCann travels around the world investigating large charismatic animals. In the six-part series McCann encounters some of the most formidable creatures on the planet. Along the way, he delivers important conservation messages as he discovers areas of human conflict, habitat destruction, and more that threaten these magnificent animals.

TOO CUTE! PINT SIZED

Saturday, December 13 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

TOO CUTE! PINT SIZED is double the cute as Animal Planet’s most adorable series delivers delightfully darling stories about animals in the first chapter of their lives.

WHALE WARS

Sunday, December 28 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Highlighting the controversial whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Society and its staff and volunteers use to attempt to cripple it, WHALE WARS returns with three new hours documenting the group’s adventures across the icy Antarctic waters at the far end of the globe.

(Programming Note: All programming dates and times are subject to change)

About Animal Planet       

See our planet from a wilder perspective! Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets we bring into our own family, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Meet these animals – and their human companions and protectors – as they surprise us, scare us, play with us and teach us how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca

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For more information:                                 

Elysia Circelli, Animal Planet, 416.384.5166 or elysia.circelli@bellmedia.ca 

Jodi Cook, Animal Planet, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca