Animal Planet Surpasses 70M Subs

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Animal Planet is now roaring in 70 million homes.

According to Nielsen Media Research estimates, the Discovery Networks U.S.
channel will reach 70.1 million subscribers in May, just 55 months after its
launch. That growth rate makes Animal Planet the fastest cable network to
surmount that plateau, topping The History Channel, which passed that threshold
in 73 months.

Over the past 12 months, Animal Planet has added some 10 million subscribers
to surmount that subscriber count.

The milestone is the latest on the distribution front, as Animal Planet also
became the fastest cable network in history to hit the 60 million level,
reaching it after 43 months.