Discovery Communications announces the debut of Animalist, a new online video network focused on the connection between humans and animals. It launches with 15 short-form series that highlight the
entirety of the animal kingdom – all available at Animalist.com, and across mobile, YouTube, Xbox and in conjunction with additional distribution partners.
Sean Atkins, senior
vice president, digital networks and commerce, Discovery Communications, stated: “Much more than just viral pet videos, we’ve created a broader home for the best animal-centric video
online." Debuting with 7 million monthly streams, Animalist’s mix of short-form original content is comprised of series exploring both the wild kingdom and, closer to home, the wild world of
pets. The programming lineup includes several new shows, such as "Discovery Sharks" and "Animals With Low Self Esteem."