Canvas (Belgium)

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Launched 1 December 1997
Owned by VRT
Picture format 576i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Country Belgium
Broadcast area National, also distributed in:
Formerly called BRT2 (1977-1991)
BRTN TV2 (1991-1997)
Sister channel(s) Eén
Ketnet/OP 12
VRT DVB-T (FTA) Channel 2 (SD)
Digitenne (Netherlands) Channel 12 (SD)
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal (Flanders) Channel 2 (HD)
Channel 101 (SD)
TéleSAT Numérique (Wallonia) Channel 601 (SD)
Channel 615 (HD)
CanalDigitaal (Netherlands) Channel 16 (HD)
Channel 292 (SD)
Telenet (Flanders) Channel 4 (SD)
Telenet (HD Decoders) (Flanders) Channel 4 (HD)
Channel 97 (SD)
Telenet (Brussels) Channel 103 (SD)
Telenet (HD Decoders)(Brussels) Channel 103 (HD)
Channel 197 (SD)
Telenet Check your local listings at (Canvas)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 26 (SD/HD)
UPC Netherlands (Horizon) Channel 41 (SD/HD)
UPC Netherlands (Mediabox) Channel 41 (SD)
Channel 85 (HD)
Belgacom TV Channel 2/51/221 (SD)
Channel 31 (HD)
Streaming media
UPC Horizon Watch live (Netherlands only)
Telenet Yelo TV Watch live (HD, Flanders only)
Belgacom TV Overal Watch live (HD, Belgium only)

Canvas is a Belgian television channel, which forms part of the Flemish public broadcasting organisation Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT). Specialising in both original and adaptations from western Europe and North America, the channel offers: in-depth news and current affairs, non-mainstream entertainment, documentaries, arthouse films and other cultural programming.

The channel, launched in December 1997, is part of VRT's second network (VRT 2), which also carries occasional sports programming under the Sporza branding. The current network controller of VRT 2 is Bart De Poot. Until 2012, Canvas used to shared with the children's channel Ketnet between 7am and 8pm; Ketnet has thus moved to its own channel and Canvas became a standalone channel.

Prior to the launch of OP12, Canvas broadcast from 8pm until around midnight to 1am each evening. Now Canvas broadcasts from 6:00am - 1:30am or 2:40am on weekdays and from 9:00am - 2:00am or late on weekends.

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Used from 2004 to 2008

BRTN TV2[edit]

Used from 1991 to 1994 Used from 1994 to 1997
1991–1994 1994–1997


Used from 1977 to 1982 Used from 1982 to 1987 Used from 1982 to 1985 Used from 1987 to 1991
1977–1982 1982–1987 1982–1985 1987–1991

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