Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct 17, 2017 - DOGTV, the first and only television network created just for dogs, together with Animal Planet, announced today the U.S. premiere of THE DOGTV HOUR airing on Animal Planet every Saturday at 8 a.m. ET/PT. The series was successfully launched earlier this year around the globe across Discovery Networks.
THE DOGTV HOUR, is intended to be viewed by dog parents along with their dogs, and is hosted by actress Maggie Lawson (Psych, Two and a Half Men). The series includes DOGTV content scientifically designed for dogs, tips from DOGTV experts, celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, animal behaviorist, Dr. Nicholas Dodman and pet expert, Warren Eckstein. The series will also include user-generated video of dogs being dogs.
“We are very excited to expand our successful partnership with Discovery Communications and work with Animal Planet. Launching the ‘DOGTV Hour’ in the U.S. will allow DOGTV to reach more than 90 million dog-loving homes and provide the network with an opportunity to cater to the growing demand for shows about dogs, and aimed at their humans,” said Gilad Neumann, CEO of DOGTV Channel. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Discovery Communications and Animal Planet,” says Neumann.
DOGTV’s original content is scientifically developed and tested to provide 24-hour, dog-approved content. The channel features programming split into three categories – relaxation, stimulation and exposure, which work collaboratively to provide just the right balance for the daily routine of dogs.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than with programming created for dogs and dog owners to enjoy together,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet.
Discovery Communications has been a shareholder and a strategic partner of DOGTV since it made its initial investment in the channel in 2014. Since then, the partnership has yielded a continuous collaboration with Discovery around the globe.
DOGTV is the first and only television network for dogs. A trusted source of scientifically developed content for dogs, DOGTV programming is organized into relaxing, stimulating and exposure segments that work together to provide just the right balance for the daily routine of our beloved “stay-at-home” pups. DOGTV’s revolutionary content is designed for a dog’s visual, auditory and emotional sensibility. For more information, please visit dogtv.com.
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series and special programming dedicated to animals and the natural world that includes RIVER MONSTERS, DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, TANKED, TREEHOUSE MASTERS, THE VET LIFE, THE ZOO and PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV event on Super Bowl Sunday. Animal Planet is the premier TV, digital and social community for all things animal, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality content across all Animal Planet platforms including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 90 million homes in the U.S., that is complemented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for animal lovers and pet owners; the Animal Planet Go app that allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime anywhere; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access via live cameras around the globe in a variety of animal habitats; Animal Planet Social including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @AnimalPlanet.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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