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Discovery Debuts Animalist, New Video Net

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, 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."
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