Most cable providers offer an online channel guide that allows customers to locate the exact station number for a specific network, such as Animal Planet. These pages typically require specific location information, but not an account with the provider. Additionally, many service providers allow customers to search for channels through menu options on the cable box itself.
To locate the channel number for the Animal Planet network on the website of your cable provider, locate the section for its channel lineup or channel listings, typically in the top navigation bar. Some providers include the information in a subsection of the site that focuses on its unique television offerings. In all cases, the page on such sites requires you to enter a city and state or a ZIP code to locate the specific channel information for your area. Some cable providers also offer a printed channel guide that includes details about network numbers.
The specific steps for looking up a network through a cable box vary by model and provider, though most involve launching the guide and navigating to a search box to type in the name of the network. It may also be possible to call or email the company to inquire about the channel number of Animal Planet. However, if the channel does not appear on the online guide or through the cable box menu, the provider may not carry the network in its lineup.