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Launched December 1, 1997 (on BRT2)
May 1, 2012 (on OP12)
Owned by VRT
Picture format 576i SDTV
Country Belgium
Broadcast area National, also distributed in:
Formerly called BRT2 (1977-1991)
BRTN TV2 (1991-1997)
Sister channel(s) Eén
(channel space shared with OP12)
VRT DVB-T (FTA) Channel 12
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal (Flanders) Channel 12
TéleSAT Numérique (Wallonia) Channel 609
CanalDigitaal (Netherlands) Channel 39
Telenet (Flanders) Channel 12
Telenet (Brussels) Channel 112
Telenet Check your local listings at
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 27
UPC Netherlands Channel 42
Belgacom TV (Wallonia) Channel 232
Streaming media
Yelo TV Watch live (Belgium only)
TV Overal Watch live (Belgium only)
TV Partout Watch live (Belgium only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Netherlands only)
Bhaalu Info
SNOW Multi-scherm Nederlandstalig Info

Ketnet is a public children's television channel in Flanders, Belgium owned and operated by the VRT, Flanders' public broadcaster. The station aims[citation needed] to provide an alternative to violent commercial children's programming broadcast on some commercial channels. Amongst kids in Flanders, Ketnet is the most popular kids channel[citation needed] owing partly[original research?] to its mix of quality locally-produced programming and imported productions. Ketnet broadcasts on the third public channel from 6am until 8pm. After 8pm there are programs with the name "Op 12".


As with VRT's main television station één, Ketnet employs in-vision continuity announcers. In the case of Ketnet, the announcers also present various programmes for the station and are known as Ketnetwrappers.

Ketnet's staff announcers are:

  • Sander Gillis
  • Leonard Muylle
  • Sien Wynants
  • Niels Destadsbader
  • Charlotte Leysen

Former presenters/announcers[edit]

  • Kobe Van Herwegen
  • Karolien Debecker
  • Sofie Van Moll
  • Heidi Lenaerts
  • Britt Van Marsenille
  • Jelle Cleymans
  • Tom Gernaey
  • Aron Wade
  • Erika Van Tielen
  • Veerle Deblauwe
  • Staf Coppens
  • An Jordens
  • Ilse Van Hoecke
  • Mark Tijsmans
  • Pieter Steeno
  • Katrien Van Deuren
  • Steven Van Herreweghe
  • Ianka Fleerackers
  • Sven Ornelis
  • Peter Van de Veire
  • Gitte Van Hoyweghen
  • Henk Vermeulen
  • Friedl' Lesage
  • Kristien Maes
  • Véronique Leysen

Ketnet TV programming[edit]

These lists are incomplete; current status may rapidly be outdated

Current local (co-)productions[edit]


Kaatje van Ketnet[edit]

Formerly aired local (co-)productions[edit]

Formerly aired from BRTN TV2 until 1 December 1997 on Monday[edit]

Formerly aired imports[edit]


On 17 November 2007, Ketnet launched KetnetRadio, an online radio station consisting of a looped 3-hour programme, broadcast for 24 hours. A new programme is produced and broadcast every day. KetnetRadio is presented by Ketnet presenter and continuity announcer Kristien Maes. Listeners can tune in on Ketnet's website.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]